- Federal investigators are trying to figure out what role a track switch played in an Amtrak crash that killed two people in South Carolina on Sunday.
- The track at the site of the crash is owned by the freight company CSX. The company says it's installing safety equipment known as positive train control, which the NTSB says could have prevented Sunday's collision.
Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a track switch at the site of the deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina was left in a position that caused the passenger train to collide with a CSX freight train.
The portion of the track where the collision happened early Sunday morning had previously been switched to allow the CSX train to reposition, the Post and Courier reported. The switch was locked into position with a padlock, the newspaper said. "Key to this investigation is learning why the switch was lined that way," National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt said, according to Reuters.
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