Inquiry asks why train in Amtrak crash was speeding
Probe focuses on possibility that engineer was distracted by a cellphone, another person in cab, or something else
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 - 5:50 AM
A data recorder on the train, carrying 77 passengers and seven crew members, has indicated that it was racing at 80 mph into a curve that is limited to 30 mph, according to the US safety board.
THE investigation into the fatal Amtrak crash near Tacoma, Washington, is focusing on the possibility that the engineer was distracted by a cellphone, another person in his cab, or something else when the train barrelled into a curve 50 mph over...