Two Fatalities In PA Amtrak Crash

Published: April 3, 2016

Two workers are dead and dozens are injured after an Amtrak train struck a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania.

After suspending all service on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Amtrak announced Sunday afternoon it will resume full service on Monday with some residual delays. Officials said 330 passengers and seven crew members were on board at the time of the accident.

Of those 300 passengers, 30 have been hospitalized for unknown injuries. A locomotive engineer has also been hospitalized. There was no word on their conditions.

The workers killed were a backhoe operator and supervisor who were at or in the vicinity of the crash when it occurred.  Both were Amtrak employees.