NTSB: Derailed Train Took Curve at Nearly Three Times Speed Limit

“The recovery of a data recorder may have identified the cause of a fatal derailment of an Amtrak train in Washington state yesterday. NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr tells CBS News that the device reveals that the train took a curve at almost three times faster than its speed limit. ‘How is it that a train was going 80 miles an hour,’ Savannah Guthrie asks, ‘around a curve where the speed limit was 30?'”