A woman who survived an accident while riding a train with her son in her arm has been rewarded with a $150-k reward from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Carrie Peeples of Alexandria, Va., was one of two passengers who were killed on March 20 when a train derailed near Arlington, Va.
She and her husband, Kevin Peebles, were riding a light-rail train to and from the airport when the accident occurred.
The Peevals were not injured.
The Associated Press reported the reward was set up by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and was to be given to a survivor of the accident.
The reward is part of the $2.3 billion reward being offered by the NTSB, the agency that investigates rail safety.
Peeples, 54, was killed when a commuter train struck the family on the way to work.
The train’s operator, Richard Schumacher, was convicted of manslaughter in April.