NTSB investigates Amtrak train accident near Philadelphia

- CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A federal investigation is underway into an Amtrak accident near Philadelphia. A train, carrying more than 300 passengers, derailed after hitting a piece of heavy construction equipment on the tracks this morning , killing two Amtrak workers and sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals. The data recorder and video from the locomotive have been recovered.


CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Amtrak says there could be some delays today as it resumes normal service following a fatal derailment outside Philadelphia, where a train struck heavy equipment on the tracks, killing the equipment operator and a supervisor. Federal officials are investigating the crash. Amtrak says commuters may encounter delays between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.


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