Spanish train crash driver to appear in court

Harriet Alexander
The Telegraph
July 28, 2013

The driver of the train that crashed in northern Spain, killing 78 people, will appear before a judge on Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter.

Francisco Jose Garz√≥n Amo, 52, was at the controls when the train slammed into a concrete wall as it approached Santiago de Compostela. He reportedly shouted moments before the crash “I’m at 190 (kmph) and we’re going to derail!”

The driver has not yet given a reason for the excess speed, and it is not clear why the train was travelling at double the speed limit.

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