Feds to vote on probable cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

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NEW YORK — Federal safety regulators plan to meet today to detail the probable cause of last May’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people.

A U.S. official briefed by investigators says engineer Brandon Bostian was distracted by radio transmissions before the crash.

The cause won’t be determined officially until the National Transportation Safety Board votes after its meeting.

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