NEW: I shot this video on board the #Amtrak501 in the 6 o clock hour this morning. We got off after shooting the video. This specific car on the train derailed minutes after we shot this video. pic.twitter.com/3g25PvMAMe
— Alex Rozier (@AlexRozierK5) December 18, 2017
Video shot inside one of the Amtrak train cars that derailed in Washington state Monday shows seated passengers just before the wreck that killed at least three.
Alex Rozier, a reporter for NBC affiliate KING 5, captured the footage while doing a story about the No. 501 train’s maiden high-speed run from Seattle to Portland.
Four passengers can be seen sitting in the background of Rozier’s clip, which shows him speaking to the camera.
“I shot this video on board the #Amtrak501 in the 6 o clock hour this morning. We got off after shooting the video. This specific car on the train derailed minutes after we shot this video,” Rozier said in a tweet, along with the clip.
In another tweet, Rozier said: “We boarded the train at 6 AM. In the 7 o clock hour that same train derailed. We got off 10 minutes before the crash.”
Rozier later tweeted how he interviewed the same passenger both on the train and later in the hospital, where the man was treated for a broken back.
Federal officials say the train was traveling more than twice the speed limit when it derailed and crashed onto a busy Washington state highway.