No Crime in Metro-North Crash


bronx-trainIt’s unlikely any crime occurred in the Metro-North derailment in New York earlier this month that killed four people, sources told DNA Info today.

Investigators said the conductor, William Rockefeller, had gone to bed at 8:30 p.m. the night before the crash, his cell phone was off, and toxicology reports show he had not been drinking or using drugs.

“Falling asleep, by itself, is fundamentally not a crime, not even for a motorman driving a train,” said a law enforcement source. “There was nothing mitigating here. He was not drunk, on the phone, or out partying the night before, and he went to sleep at a reasonable hour.” Read more at DNA Info.

{Andy Newscenter}