An Amtrak train carrying Amtrak passengers has derailed in Washington state, killing four people and injuring more than 70 others, the latest accident in a week of delays.
The Amtrak train, which had been carrying more than 100 passengers, derailed in a wooded area on the northern edge of the town of Ashland in Washington State about 1:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT), Amtrak said in a statement.
The train was traveling between Seattle and Tacoma when it derailed.
Officials said they are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said it is conducting a review of the derailment.
The Associated Press reported that a preliminary report on the cause was expected Thursday.
The Federal Railroad Administration also said it was reviewing the derailments.
The cause of Saturday’s crash remains under investigation.
An Amtrak spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, said it appeared the train had been traveling at a moderate speed and was traveling under the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
The crash comes as Amtrak faces growing criticism from some lawmakers over delays caused by a federal agency and the government’s response to the wildfires that devastated Southern California and Oregon.
An investigation by Congress into the agency’s response in the fires has stalled.
A congressional committee is investigating whether the government was slow to help rescue and assist tens of thousands of people displaced by the fires.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Friday, and President Donald Trump will make a statement later Thursday.