Fox News Contributor Blames Deadly Philly Train Crash On Engineer Being Gay

It was a horrific train crash that killed 8 passengers aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, but Fox News contributor Sandy Rios thinks the derailment had something to do with the engineer’s sexuality.


Preliminary data show the train’s speed exceeded 100 mph before the derailment, nearly twice the 50 mph speed limit for the curve it was in.

Amateur train derailment investigator and Fox News contributor Sandy Rios told radio show audience today that the engineer of the fatal Amtrak crash was a supporter of gay rights and may be gay himself, saying it was likely “a factor” the crash.

“Now I am not saying, I am not inferring to those of you that are gay rights activists and like to monitor this show, I’m not inferring that this accident happened because he was gay, but I do think it’s an interesting part of the story and you can bet it would be edited out,” Rios said.

She then suggested that the engineer could have possibly been “going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are,” and then went on to mention the story of an airline pilot who “put his entire plane at risk because he had an emotional, angry outburst to something that happened,” which she says was connected to the hormone therapy he was receiving at the time.

“I don’t know, but I think it is something to be discussed and I think it’s a factor and I doubt you will hear it anywhere else,” Rios added.

h/t: RWW