Milestones: May 18, 1987

INDICTED. Ricky L. Gates, 32, engineer of the Conrail locomotives that collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Maryland last January, killing 16 and injuring 175, the worst wreck in Amtrak's history; on 16 counts of manslaughter, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine on each count; in Towson, Md.

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