Amtrak Derailment Victim Worked for St. Paul Company
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —A Maryland man has been identified as one of the eight victims of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.
St. Paul, Minnesota-based Ecolab said it was notified Thursday that one of its vice presidents, Bob Gildersleeve, had died in the accident.
Gildersleeve's family had come to Philadelphia on Wednesday to appeal for help in getting more information about whether he had been killed in the crash.
He was identified as one of the victims on the same day authorities said they had found another body in the train wreckage.
Gildersleeve had worked for the food-safety company Ecolab for 22 years and lived near Baltimore.
The company called him an "exceptional leader" who most recently was vice president of corporate accounts for its North American institutional business.
Gildersleeve was married with two children, ages 16 and 13.
Two crash victims have not been publicly identified.
It turns out that the mangled rail cars from Tuesday night's derailment in Philadelphia contained the body of another victim -- the eighth person to die in the crash. The body was found today by a cadaver dog.
Officials believe all of the passengers and crew have been accounted for.
The train flew off the tracks Tuesday night as it was traveling at 106 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit on that section of track.
Amtrak, meanwhile, says limited train service between Philadelphia and New York should resume on Monday, with full service on Tuesday.