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Investigators confirm driver sends text message just before train crash

A train conductor who ran a red light resulting in a train crash that killed 25 people and injured 135 others may have been partly caused by a text message. Investigators with the U.S. National Transportation Safety board have confirmed that the train’s conductor Robert Sanchez had sent a text message just seconds before the crash.

Robert Sanchez was driving the commuter train and ran a red light resulting in a head on collision with an oncoming freight train near Los Angeles, and was also one of the dead.

According to Reuters, it has been confirmed that Sanchez has sent a text message just 22 seconds before running the red light and collision, it is also believed Sanchez sent a further five messages and received seven within the 90 minutes in the lead up to the crash.

Source — vnunet