Amtrak engineer in deadly 2015 crash to appear in Pennsylvania court

June 7, 2017

11:30 A.M. Update: Case of Amtrak engineer Bostian, in deadly crash, continued

From Fox 29, WTXF

– The engineer involved in the deadly Amtrak crash in Port Richmond was due in court, Wednesday morning, but the case was continued.

No reason was given. The date was rescheduled to Sept. 12.

Brandon Bostian was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.

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The earlier story appears below:

Amtrak engineer in deadly 2015 crash to appear in Pennsylvania court

By Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation News

June 7 (Reuters) – The former Amtrak engineer charged with involuntary manslaughter in a 2015 crash that killed eight passengers and injured 200 others in Philadelphia is due in court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

Local prosecutors had originally declined to bring charges against Brandon Bostian, saying last month that they did not have enough evidence to charge him with criminal intent and closing the case.

But a Philadelphia municipal court judge ordered that he face eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment.

During the preliminary hearing, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Philadelphia Municipal Court, prosecutors will examine the case and determine whether it should be sent for trial.

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