NTSB hearing to look into deadly Amtrak derailment investigation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A two-day hearing on the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) investigation into the deadly Amtrak train derailment in December gets underway Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C.
The hearing will explore the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash near DuPont on December 18, that killed three people and injured dozens of others.
The NTSB's preliminary investigation found Amtrak train 501 was going twice the speed limit around a curve when it went off the tracks. Their investigation also found the engineer may have lost track of where he was along the route, before the derailment.