The Latest: Technology that can slow trains not in use
December 17, 2017
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local):
Amtrak's president says positive train control — the technology that can slow or stop a speeding train — wasn't in use on the stretch of track in Washington state where a deadly derailment occurred.
Richard Anderson spoke on a conference call with reporters and said he was "deeply saddened by all that has happened today."
Authorities say there are three confirmed deaths from the Monday morning derailment south of Seattle that spilled several train cars onto a busy freeway.