Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer

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Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash. Dann Cuellar reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on May 11, 2017. (Joseph Kaczmarek)

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to criminally charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200.

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Video from Chopper 6 shows the aftermath of the crash of Amtrak 188.


Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield Thursday ordered charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment to be filed against engineer Brandon Bostian.

Her ruling comes two days after the city district attorney's office said it couldn't prove Bostian acted with "conscious disregard" when he accelerated the train to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve.

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