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Amtrak Train Tragedy

Yesterday, Pierce County was faced with the tragic derailment of Amtrak Train #501. There have been lives lost, including a resident of Pierce County. There is also a number of injured who are recovering and our thoughts are with you.

Thank you to our first responders for your quick and coordinated response to this horrible event. Your dedication and professionalism are what makes Pierce County great.  

Thank you to all those who are supporting this effort whether it is medical professionals, restaurants or blood donors. Your contributions are appreciated and essential. 

At this time the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting an investigation into the factors that caused this accident. We know that this investigation will take some time and a final report could take over a year to produce. A preliminary report will be available in the coming weeks.  There is still a long road ahead and I will work to provide you with updates as I receive them from the NTSB.

If you have any have any questions please email me at doug.richardson@co.pierce.wa.us or call at 253-798-3308.


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