September 10th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

Judge expanding investigation of Spain train crash to include executives

The judge investigating the train crash that killed 79 people last July is expanding the preliminary charges to include numerous top officials of the state railway infrastructure company, Adif, for alleged negligence, a Tuesday court order shows.

Judge Luis Alaez Legeren wrote that five Adif officials in charge of track and signal security, along with the current and two former Adif presidents, will face preliminary charges because there was no safety system that would have compensated for any human error by the train driver.

The prime suspect remains the driver, Francisco Jose Garzon, who already faces preliminary charges of 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Compensation for human error is a good idea.
    In many opera houses, if a diva shows up unable to sing her high notes, another singer is standing behind the set to sing those notes for her.

    September 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    What is the relativity of an opera diva to a train driver?

    September 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |