The Amtrak engineer at the helm of the crashed train has refused to talk to police or to provide a statement to authorities. The Associated Press reports, burying the lede in the final paragraph of the newswire's story:
"The Amtrak engineer at the train's control refused to talk to police Wednesday and declined to provide a statement to authorities."
Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed the train was traveling over 100 miles per hour "prior" to the crash.
"NTSB confirms preliminary data shows train speed exceeded 100 mph prior to derailment. Further calibrations are being conducted," NTSB wrote on Twitter.