1st funeral set for victim of Amtrak derailment

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Posted: May 15, 2015 6:17 AM
1st funeral set for victim of Amtrak derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mourners are preparing to remember one of the eight people killed in this week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia while the investigation into the crash continues.

Friday morning's service for U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Justin Zemser will take place in New York on Long Island. The 20-year-old sophomore was traveling home to New York City when he was killed in Tuesday's accident.

Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board is trying to determine if the engineer manually increased speed on the train as it accelerated for a full minute before it went off the tracks.

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Service resumed Friday on New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Rail Line between Philadelphia and Cherry Hill. It had been suspended after the crash.

Amtrak trains are now running as scheduled between New York and Boston, with modified service between Washington and Philadelphia.