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Article updated: 7/30/2013 6:36 PM

Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

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Media run after a police car carrying arrested train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, unseen, to testify in court in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sunday. Amo was provisionally charged Tuesday with multiple counts of negligent homicide.

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The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph -- almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 passengers in eight carriages, hurtled off the tracks and slammed into a concrete wall, killing 79 people.
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