Final body recovered from train wreckage

(NBC News) The death toll from Tuesday’s Philadelphia Amtrak crash now stands at eight.

Another body was found in the wreckage this morning. Officials say they now believe that everyone on board the train at the time of the crash has been accounted for.

Federal investigators say they haven’t talked to the engineer at the controls of the train when it derailed.

After examining Amtrak 188’s event data recorder, investigators now know the train was going 106 miles per hour as it entered a curve, more than double the posted speed limit.

The engineer, Brandon Bostian of New York, applied the brakes seconds before the cars left the tracks, but it was too late.

In an interview broadcast Wednesday night, an attorney for Bostain said he has no memory of the crash.

“He remembers driving the train, he remembers going to that area generally, has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual. The next thing he recalls is being thrown around, coming to, finding his bags, getting his cell phone and dialing 911,” attorney Robert Goggin told ABC News.

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