AMTRAK EN­GI­NEER SUR­REN­DERS TO CHARGES

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2 The en­gi­neer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak train crash in Philadel­phia sur­ren­dered to authorities on Thurs­day af­ter be­ing charged with in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter last week, the Penn­syl­va­nia At­tor­ney Gen­eral’s Of­fice said. The state charges came even though lo­cal pros­e­cu­tors had cleared the en­gi­neer of crim­i­nal wrong­do­ing last week. In ad­di­tion to eight counts of in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter, former Amtrak en­gi­neer Bran­don Bos­tian was charged with one count of caus­ing or risk­ing a catas­tro­phe and nu­mer­ous counts of reck­less en­dan­ger­ment. Bos­tian ap­peared in hand­cuffs and was led into a police of­fice on Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal me­dia out­lets. He de­clined to com­ment to re­porters. A spokesman for Penn­syl­va­nia At­tor­ney Gen­eral Josh Shapiro said an ar­raign­ment was set for later on Thurs­day.

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