Charges dropped against Amtrak engineer in 2015 derailment
Updated: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 — 3:33 PM EDT
Engineer Brandon Bostian, who derailed Amtrak train 188 two years ago in Philadelphia, will not face criminal charges.
Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Gehret dismissed all counts against him after a four- hour hearing that centered on what responsibility the engineer should bear for eight deaths and more than 100 injuries caused by the May 12, 2015, accident.
“Based on that evidence,” Gehret said, “I think it’s more likely than not this was an accident and not criminal.”