CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia is operating again, but service between Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia remains suspended. That’s after a train with more than 300 people aboard struck a backhoe on the tracks outside of Philadelphia this morning. The crash caused the engine to derail.
Authorities say two people who were not on the train died and more than 30 people were injured.
A New York senator says the two people who died were a backhoe operator and a supervisor, both Amtrak employees. Sen. Chuck Schumer says debris from the crash flew into the first two cars, injuring some passengers.
The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.
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