LAWSUIT IS REFILED IN AMTRAK DISASTER

LAWSUIT IS REFILED IN AMTRAK DISASTER

A barge company has refiled a lawsuit blaming Amtrak for the Sunset Limited disaster that killed 47 passengers and crew near Mobile.

Federal investigators said a barge struck the rail bridge over the Bayou Canot minutes before the train plunged from the bridge into the bayou about 3 a.m. on Sept. 22.Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. blamed Amtrak and CSX Transportation Inc. for the accident in a lawsuit withdrawn last month. W&GN refiled the action Thursday asking for a jury trial to determine who was at fault.