Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Deadly 2015 Amtrak Derailment

A Pennsylvania judge said the derailment, which killed eight people and injured roughly 200 more, appeared to have been an accident.

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against an Amtrak engineer who was driving a train that derailed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight people. The judge said the episode appeared to be an accident and not the result of criminal negligence.The judge, Thomas F. Gehret of Philadelphia Municipal Court, said evidence presented by prosecutors led him to conclude that the engineer, Brandon Bostian, 34, bore no criminal responsibility for the derailment.He ...