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Amtrak Cascade train wreck near DuPont.

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) - The first lawsuit against Amtrak over a fatal train derailment in Washington State is set to begin.

KCPQ-TV reported Monday that the jury trial is scheduled to be held in U.S. District Court in Tacoma beginning Tuesday.

The 2017 derailment killed three people and injured 65 others on the train and on Interstate 5 during the first passenger trip on the route.

The trial involves three victims who suffered injuries in the crash, including two who were on the train and another who was in a truck below the overpass.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation says an engineer failed to see a sign to reduce speed to 30 mph and took a turn at 78 mph.

The NTSB says multiple agencies were to blame for the crash.

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