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Spanish train crash driver identifies caller

The driver of a Spanish train that crashed killing 79 people said he was talking by phone to the train's on-board ticket inspector moments before the accident but hung up just before the train left the tracks, a court said Wednesday.Full story

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Spanish train was 70 mph over limit before crash

  Data emerging from the train crash in Spain that killed dozens reveals the driver had the train moving at 119 mph before trying to brake in a 50 mph zone, at which time the train derailed. The driver was also on the phone at the time of the crash. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski.

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  Spain train driver was on the phone during accident

A court statement said the driver of the Spain train derailment that killed or injured nearly everyone on board had received a call on his work phone from a rail official, and was speaking on the phone at the time of the accident. The train was traveling at twice the speed limit. NBC’s Brian William

  Spain train crash driver was on phone

The driver of the train that crashed in Spain was talking on the phone, reports CNBC's Seema Mody; and Mary Thompson reports on the SEC's closing arguments in the Fabrice Tourre trial.

  American train passenger injured in Spain dies

The death toll in the train disaster in Spain has risen as Myrta Fariza of Houston, who had traveled to Europe for her daughter’s wedding, succumbed to her injuries. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

  Driver in Spain crash held on suspicion of negligent homicide

The driver of the fast-moving train that derailed on Wednesday in Spain, killing 78 people, was released from the hospital Saturday. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Driver in deadly train crash in Spain under arrest

NBC's Duncan Golestanti updates MSNBC’s Alex Witt with the latest on the shocking train crash in Spain that left dozens dead. The driver of the train is being held for alleged reckless homicide in a Spanish jail.

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