Train Speeding 50 mph Over Limit Before Deadly Derailment

By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK, Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation Safety…

Metro-East Train Derailment Being Investigated

Belleville, IL  (KTRS)  The cause of an overnight train derailment in Belleville is being investigated. Authorities say a coal train jumped the tracks around  2 a.m. Wednesday  at the Norfolk Southern crossings, near Foley Drive and Frank Scott Parkway. Power lines were knocked down in the accident. This has left about five hundred residents and…