via Amtrak derailment: Train was traveling at 80 mph in 30-mph zone – AOL News

The train that careened off a bridge outside Tacoma, Washington, killing three people was traveling at 80 mph on a 30-mph stretch of track, federal investigators confirmed late Monday.

During a late-night briefing with reporters, NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr added that Train 501 of Amtrak’s Cascades service from Seattle headed south to Portland, Oregon, was carrying 80 passengers, three crew and two service personnel.

via Amtrak derailment: Train was traveling at 80 mph in 30-mph zone – AOL News

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