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Metro-North Engineer Exceeded Speed Limit Before Derailment

Newly released documents show that Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller went over the speed limit several times during the week before the Dec. 2013 derailment that killed four people.
Newly released documents show that Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller went over the speed limit several times during the week before the Dec. 2013 derailment that killed four people. Photo Credit: File

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. – The Metro-North Railroad engineer who was at the controls when a train derailment caused four deaths in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013 exceeded the speed limit numerous times during the week before the crash, reports LoHud.com.

Documents released Oct. 3 by the National Transportation Safety Board showed that William Rockefeller went over the speed limit by at least 5 mph 14 times during four out of six runs during the last week of November, according to lohud.com.

Four people were killed in the derailment, including Jim Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring and James Ferrari, 59, of Montrose, according to the article.

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