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(Seattle, WA)  --  A Washington mayor's grim warning about the new high-speed rail service involved in Monday's Amtrak crash is getting renewed attention.  Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson issued his warning two weeks ago at a city council meeting, where transportation officials were providing an update on the Point Defiance Rail Bypass.  Anderson said it was inevitable that someone would get killed on the route if WSDOT failed to put in additional safety enhancements.  Anderson told the WSDOT representatives to come back to him when that crash occurred and justify to him why they didn't include the safety enhancements.  The Amtrak Cascades train 501 was on its inaugural run of the Point Defiance Rail Bypass from Seattle to Portland when it derailed and spilled onto southbound I-5, killing three people and injuring more than 70 others.
 

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