No Trial for Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Pennsylvania Crash Until 2019


An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won’t go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators.

A lawyer for Brandon Bostian says neither he nor state prosecutors have been able to get the on-board videos and other evidence needed to try the case. A Philadelphia judge on Wednesday ordered Bostian to appear in court Dec. 20 so she can set a trial date.
Defense attorney Brian McMonagle said that the train is still not clear.

In 2015, when New York City train derailed on a curve as it crossed over twice the speed limit, eight people were killed and about 200 were injured.

Federal investigators concluded that Bostian had lost track of where he was after hearing that a nearby suburban train had been shot by a rock.

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