Thursday, December 21, 2017

the Amtrak train that crashed in Washington state was 50 mph over the speed limit

An Amtrak train was travelling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, killing at least three people, federal officials confirmed.

Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation Safety Board member, said at a Monday night news conference that information from the event data recorder in the rear locomotive showed the train was traveling at 80 mph (130 km/h) in a 30 mph (50 km/h) zone when it derailed.

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