Metro-North Engineer Reportedly 'Zoned Out' Before Crash

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The engineer of the train that derailed and killed four passengers in the Bronx is under investigation. Photo Credit: NTSB

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The engineer of the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx, killing four and injuring dozens of others, claims he "zoned out" just before the crash, according to ABC 7.

The engineer, recently identified as William Rockefeller, was reportedly not fully asleep, "but not fully there, either" according to the article.

The train was traveling at 82 miles per hour when it went over a curve it should have been going at a maximum of 30 miles per hour, according to the NTSB.

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Chris P.:

Metro North is negligent. Metro North literally just killed people with their negligence. I can not believe how many problems and simultaneously how many fare increases there have been in the past decade. This must be the worst train line in the country by now.


It sounds to me like the media is making it sound like he's guilty. They like to hype everything up anyhow . He was smart to get a lawyer before he is fried by the media.

Activist Bill:

Sounds like the engineer is admitting he's guilty of criminal negligence?

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