FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators are hearing from witnesses Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as they look into last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle, Wash., that killed three people and injured dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
                                In this Dec. 18, 2017 photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto I-5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators are hearing from witnesses Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as they look into last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle, Wash., that killed three people and injured dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) In this Dec. 18, 2017 photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto I-5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Human error, safety oversights caused Amtrak crash in DuPont

The 2017 train derailment killed 3 people and injured dozens on its way from Seattle to Portland.

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