Francisco Jose Garzon Amo

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Driver of Crashed Train: I Warned About That Curve

Recording: He calls bend 'inhuman' moments after crash killed 79 in Spain

(Newser) - The driver who was speeding , distracted , and had received three warnings when his train derailed appears to blame a curve in the tracks for the deadly crash in a call made moments after the disaster. In a recording that has emerged in Spanish media, Francisco Jose Garzon describes the curve... More »

Spain Train Driver Got 3 Warnings to Slow Down

By the time he finally heeded the message, it was too late

(Newser) - It just keeps getting worse for the loves-to-speed train driver in Spain's deadly crash. Investigators say he got not one, not two, but three automated warnings to slow down before his train went off the rails, reports AP . The first came about two minutes before the crash as he... More »

Train Driver in Spain Was on the Phone

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was going twice the speed limit, say investigators

(Newser) - If Francisco Jose Garzon Amo weren't the most reviled man in Spain already, today's latest revelation might cinch it: Investigators say the driver in last week's deadly accident was on the phone when his speeding train went off the rails, reports the BBC . At least it doesn'... More »

Spanish Train Driver Charged With Homicide

Death of 2nd American brings death toll to 79

(Newser) - As Sunday church services were held throughout Spain in memory of the country's worst train crash in decades, the driver involved was formally charged with homicide. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo—who had previously boasted about speeding —is accused of 79 counts of homicide committed through "professional recklessness,... More »

Spain Train Driver Held on Suspicion of Homicide

Formal charges of reckless homicide could follow soon

(Newser) - The driver in this week's deadly train accident in Spain is now out of the hospital and being held by police on suspicion of reckless homicide, reports CNN . Formal charges against Francisco Jose Garzon Amo could follow soon. The nation's interior minister told reporters there were "rational... More »

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