Driver of Derailed Spanish Train Charged With Counts of Reckless Homicide

79 killed


The driver of the train that crashed near the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, has been provisionally charged with multiple cases of reckless homicide.

A court statement said Francisco Jose Garzon Amo had been released but has surrendered his passport to a judge.

Mr Garzon had arrived at court in handcuffs to appear before the investigating judge.

He is suspected of driving too fast on a bend.

The court statement said Mr Garzon must appear before a court once a week and is not allowed to leave Spain without permission.