Case of Amtrak engineer Bostian, in deadly crash, continued

The engineer involved in the deadly Amtrak crash in Port Richmond was due in court, Wednesday morning, but the case was continued.

No reason was given. The date was rescheduled to Sept. 12.

Brandon Bostian was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.

The derailment of Amtrak 188 on May 12, 2015, killed eight people and injured 200 others.

The charges were filed last month after the family of one victim sought a private criminal complaint.

Bostian has been out of jail on bail.

He's charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, and numerous counts of reckless endangerment.