Engineer convicted in fatal Swiss crash

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ZURICH, Switzerland — The engineer that was operating the Glacier Express when it crashed last summer has been convicted of negligence and homicide, Swiss Info has reported. One Japanese tourist died in the crash and 40 were injured.

Investigators say the crash occurred at a point where the line’s speed limit jumps from 22 mph to 34 mph. They say the engineer accelerated before his entire train had exited the slower-speed zone, and that led to the derailment.

The engineer will have to pay a conditional fine of 15,000 Swiss Francs ($16,200).
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