Senator Murray statement on deadly train derailment near Olympia

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement.

“This is a tough day for our state—and my heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one today, to the many more who were injured in this morning’s derailment, and to all of those who remain uncertain and concerned about the full scope of the tragedy.

“I am reaching out to officials on the ground, and making it clear that I am ready to help in any way possible at the federal level. In the coming hours, days, and weeks, investigators will be looking into what caused this terrible tragedy and provide the answers to the many outstanding questions we all have about what happened and why.


“I want to extend my sincere gratitude for the many first responders who rushed to the scene and worked to help others in their time of need.”