The Amtrak train involved in yesterday’s deadly wreck in Philadelphia was traveling at more than 100 mph at the time of the crash, the NTSB said today.
Seven people were killed and dozens injured after the Washington-to- New York train derailed north of Philadelphia at about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The engineer has apparently declined to speak with investigators, according to news reports.
Photos and videos from the crash site showed mangled train cars. One of Amtrak’s new ACS-64 locomotives was pulling the train.
“No words can console those who lost loved ones in this terrible derailment,” U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement. “But we hope it may be a comfort to the families of the victims that so many share in their sadness at this most difficult time.”