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Authorities: Engineer of deadly NY train wreck suspended without pay

A Metro-North passenger train that is pushed by a locomotive rolls through the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, not far from the area where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity today, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 05, 2013 - 4:31 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The engineer driving the commuter train that went off the rails in New York City last weekend has been suspended without pay.

A spokesman for Metro-North Railroad said Thursday that William Rockefeller is "out of service, and not being paid."

According to his lawyer and union representative, Rockefeller experienced a momentary loss of awareness as he zoomed down the tracks.

Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured when the train derailed inches from the river in the Bronx early Sunday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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