• All SB I-5 lanes near DuPont are open after train derailment

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Crews have reopened all lanes on southbound I-5 near DuPont after Monday's train derailment.

    Two lanes reopened just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. After 10 p.m., all lanes fully reopened. 

    The Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 has also reopened and there were no remaining closures. 



    Crews will continue to clear debris and make repairs overnight after a high-speed Amtrak train derailed and dangled over Interstate 5 in Dupont, about 60 miles south of Seattle.


    PHOTOS: Massive locomotive moved after train derailment

    Download the KIRO 7 News app for breaking developments on this story. See slideshow of crash here

    Key developments: 

    • 3 people on the train were killed when Amtrak train 501 derailed. 
    • Amtrak spokesman: 80 traveling customers, 5 on-duty crew members.
    • 19 people uninjured.
    • 72 people were evaluated and sent to area hospitals; 10 in serious condition, 4 had moderate injuries and 9 with minor injuries.
    • The train hit cars; people were injured on the roadway, but no motorists were killed. 
    • NTSB is taking over the investigation. Officials say data recorder shows derailed Amtrak train was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone
    • Southbound lanes of I-5 was closed for days.
    • All rail cars and a locomotive have been removed from the scene.
    • WSDOT needs to make repairs to section of I-5 damaged in crash.
    • The Seattle-to-Portland train was running on a new bypass
    • New photos show the devastation, see a photo gallery here


    We are providing information as we get it into the newsroom in the real-time updates below. 

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