Two damaged train cars sit on flatbed trailers Tuesday after being taken from the scene of an Amtrak train crash onto I-5 on Monday in DuPont. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Two damaged train cars sit on flatbed trailers Tuesday after being taken from the scene of an Amtrak train crash onto I-5 on Monday in DuPont. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Investigators consider whether train engineer was distracted

The Amtrak train that derailed Monday on new tracks was going 80 mph in a 30 mph zone.

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