Los Angeles (AP) Federal investigators say the engineer aboard a Metrolink commuter train that crashed near Los Angeles last week was sending text messages while on duty the day of the collision.
The National Transportation Safety Board looked at cell phone records belonging to the engineer. Sending text messages while on duty is a violation of Metrolink policy, but it's not illegal. The board isn't saying when the engineer sent the messages or whether it thinks text messaging played a role in the collision that killed 25 people.
The California Public Utilities Commission will meet Thursday to vote on a proposed emergency order banning the use of cell phones while operating a train. The commission president, who is seeking the order, says some railroads have such policies but they're
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