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Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., Sunday, April 3 2016. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., Sunday, April 3 2016. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Officials: Amtrak engineer hit brakes seconds before crash

CHESTER, Pa. — The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train applied the emergency brakes five seconds before it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal officials said. The train was going 106 miles per hour in a 110 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board said ...

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