Amtrak Engineer Involved in Deadly Washington State Crash Thought He Was on Different Part of Track

The Amtrak engineer on the train that derailed last month in Washington state told investigators he mistook a signal and braked moments before the deadly crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Emergency crews work at the scene of an Amtrak train derailment on Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Washington. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The Amtrak Cascades Train 501 derailed Dec. 18 near DuPont, Washington, and hurtled off an overpass onto Interstate 5, killing three...

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