Judge: Amtrak engineer’s deadly crash an accident, not crime

PHILADELPHIA — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia unraveled Tuesday as a judge dismissed the case without trial because he found the evidence pointed to an accident, not negligence. Judge Thomas Gehret's rationale echoed the thinking of city prosecutors, whose decision in May not ...

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