The National Transportation Safety Board announced that the Amtrak train which derailed in Dupont, Washington on Monday morning was clocked traveling about 50 miles above the speed limit. Around 7:34 am, the train spilled over the overpass of Interstate 5, fatally injuring at least 3 passengers, and leaving over a hundred individuals with a range of personal injuries, including catastrophic injuries for nearly 15 victims. When the train cars went over the edge, they struck around five vehicles. It was determined that the train did not use “positive train control,” which can enable the train to either slow down or speed up, when the Amtrak train derailed, and was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile area.
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