Authorities: Multiple people killed in train derailment

This photo provided by Danae Orlob shows an Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Authorities reported "injuries and casualties." The train derailed about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Seattle before 8 a.m., spilling at least one train car on to busy Interstate 5. (Danae Orlob via AP)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing an undisclosed number of people, authorities said.

Betty Jo Wall

Betty Jo Wall, 85, of Ammon, Idaho, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at home. Betty was born August 2, 1932, in Clarksville, Arkansas, to Bonnie Mae Moffitt Pitts and Ephe Earl Pitts. She traveled with her family, working in fields picking cotton and fruit across the county until finally settling down in Norco, California. She graduated high school in Corona, California.


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