No Crime in Metro-North Crash

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 1:  The wreckage of a Metro-North commuter train lies on its side after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

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    It’s unlikely any crime occurred in the Metro-North derailment in New York earlier this month that killed four people, sources told DNA Info on Monday. Investigators said the conductor, William Rockefeller, had gone to bed at 8:30 p.m. the night before the crash, his cell phone was off, and toxicology reports show he had not been drinking or using drugs. “Falling asleep, by itself, is fundamentally not a crime, not even for a motorman driving a train,” said a law enforcement source. “There was nothing mitigating here. He was not drunk, on the phone, or out partying the night before, and he went to sleep at a reasonable hour.”

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