Search for Missing Passengers Continues After Amtrak Derailment

Investigators say the train was going over 100 mph before hitting the curve where the speed limit is 50 mph.
3:17 | 05/14/15

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And we begin with all the fallout from that deadly train derailment. There's the aerial footage right now. New details coming in overnight. A brand-new satellite image from Google. It shows the train off the track, the cars toppled. At least seven people now confirmed dead. More than 200 injured. We're learning the name of the engineer of the train that was going more than 100 miles an hour. Well over the speed limit. We'll hear from his attorney in a moment. But first, Paula Faris starts off our team coverage this morning. Good morning, Paula. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The mayor calling the driver reckless and irresponsible. Meanwhile, the ntsb acknowledging speed was a factor. They have a lot of long days ahead in regards to the investigation. It's been nearly 36 hours since the crash. For the families still missing loved ones, a race against time. The race to find missing passengers intensified this morning. Authorities are zeroing in on the speed of the trained this man, 32-year-old engineer Brandon Bostian. He was driving the train more than 100 miles an hour. Even though the speed limit leading up to the curve is 50 miles an hour. The train was traveling at amox matly 106 miles an hour. Reporter: The first car twisted into mangled heap, killing at least seven passengers, injuring 200. There's people stuck in here. They can't get out. Reporter: This surveillance video shows the moment of when the train rounds the bend. Officials say Bostian applied the emergency brakes just moments before the accident. Decreasing from 106 to 102 miles an hour. It was too late. He remembers driving a train. Beginning to that area generally. Has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual. Reporter: He's been requested but says he has no recollection of the accident or how it could have happened. I asked him if he had medical issues. He said he had none. Reporter: The violent crash injuring 200 people and killing seven. Including Rachel Jacobs a mother of a 2-year-old. She texted her husband an hour before the crash. I remember her as a wonderful young lady. Always full of life and energy. Reporter: As well as Dr. Derrick Griffith. Dedicated to improving city schools. This morning, the frantic search continues for the passengers unaccounted for. Including bob Gildersleeve, a businessman from Baltimore whose son is still searching for his dad. My name is mark. Please help me find my dad. Reporter: And questions whether this could have been prevented. There are systems that can limit a train's speed. Parts of the northeast corridor contain it. But not in this part of the system. As of this morning, 42 remain hospitalized. 10 in critical condition. The engineer suffered a concussion and was banged up. He's been released from the

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