April 16, 2016
Authorities in the southern German city of Rosenheim arrested a 39-year-old signals control officer on Tuesday, whom they accused of negligent homicide for playing games on his mobile phone just before a fatal train crash in February. They alleged that he attempted to make up for his inattention by sending an emergency message, which the train drivers ultimately did not hear. Investigators believe that “the accused was distracted.” Prosecutors said the man admitted to playing a game on his phone, but denied that that had distracted him.
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