Spain police to study train ‘black box’ Tuesday

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain – Police will soon begin extracting information from the “black box” of a train that crashed last week, a Spanish court official said Monday, potentially making clear why the driver failed to brake in time to stop the train from hurtling into a dangerous curve, killing 79 people.

Francisco Garzon Amo faces multiple counts of negligent homicide for the country’s worst train accident in decades. The investigation has increasingly focused on him and his failure to brake, with a witness saying he told him seconds after the crash that he was going fast and tried to stop, but couldn’t.

READ MORE: Spanish train driver faces provisional charges, no bail

The black box could clear up whether there was a mechanical or technical failure.

Experts will start examining the black box Tuesday under the instruction of Judge Luis Alaez. Alaez late Sunday charged Garzon, but allowed him…

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