NTSB: Amtrak engineer was cooperative

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says it has interviewed the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia and found him “extremely cooperative.” But it says engineer Brandon Bostian said he couldn’t recall what happened in the crash.

Bostian’s lawyer said earlier his client suffered a concussion in the wreck and had no recollection of it. He said Bostian hadn’t been using his cellphone and hadn’t been drinking or using drugs.

The Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed at a curve on Tuesday night, killing eight people. Investigators say the train sped up from 70 mph to more than 100 mph in the minute before it went into the curve.

One of those killed was U.S. Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser, whose funeral was held Friday morning.

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