Passenger train derails in New York

Published: Dec 24 2013 06:18:42 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 10:52:30 AM EST

A union representative stated on Dec. 3 that the engineer who was involved in Sunday's New York train derailment apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident that killed four people and injured 67 others. Learn more about this deadly train derailment.

NY derailment engineer William Rockefeller
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A union representative stated on Dec. 3 that the engineer who was involved in Sunday's New York train derailment apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident that killed four people and injured 67 others.

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