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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia


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Mclean Patch: Comstock Seeks Answers to Amtrak #188 Crash at Hearing

June 2, 2015
Press Release

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th), seeking answers Tuesday morning to the recent fatal derailment of Amtrak #188, expressed frustration Tuesday during the first congressional hearing into the matter.

Specifically, she wanted to know whether the engineer was on his cell phone at the time of the derailment.

Approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members were on board. Eight people died and dozens were injured as a result of the Amtrak crash.The train was on its way from DC to New York, traveling at more than 106 mph when it derailed at a sharp turn in the track, authorities said.

Read more at the Mclean Patch here