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Charges dropped against Amtrak engineer in 2015 derailment

September 12, 2017 GMT

By Staff

Engineer Brandon Bostian, who derailed Amtrak train 188 two years ago in Philadelphia, will not face criminal charges.

Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Gehret dismissed all counts against him after a four- hour hearing that centered on what responsibility the engineer should bear for eight deaths and more than 100 injuries caused by the May 12, 2015, accident.

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