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Amtrak train was speeding before derailment

Amtrak train was speeding before derailment
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The Amtrak train that derailed Monday in Washington state was traveling 50 mph over the speed limit, according to The Associated Press.

The train, which was traveling across a highway overpass at the time of the derailment, was recorded at 80 mph. The zone of the crash was 30 mph.

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The train derailed early Monday morning over Interstate 5, with multiple train cars jumping off the tracks. Photos posted online Monday showed train cars on the highway and hanging off the overpass.

Bella Dinh-Zarr, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said it’s too soon to tell why the train was speeding, according to the AP. The cause of the derailment has yet to be determined, she said.

Three individuals are confirmed dead in the crash, according to the AP, while 10 sustained injuries described as serious.

Dinh-Zarr during a press conference Monday said the NTSB has deployed a “go team” to investigate the incident.