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Metro driver, controller arrested in deadly Mexico City train crash

Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexico City Attorney General’s Office says they have arrested the driver and the controller involved in the metro train that occurred March 10 when one person was killed and 40 injured.

La Fiscalía General de Justicia de la Ciudad de México (FGJ) says two people have been arrested in the Line 1 metro crash for wrongful death and property damage. The FGJ reported that at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, María Maricela N controller of the Metro Collective Transport System was arrested in her home. Also, Alan Omar F, the driver of the metro train, was detained at the home of a relative.

Both are being held in the Santa Martha Acatitla Women’s Center for Social Reintegration and North Male Preventive Detention Center, respectively. The pair were arrested after a Mexico City judge issued a warrant for their arrests.

Ulises Lara, spokesperson for the FGJ, reported that expert opinions regarding the collision of the two trains at the Tacubaya station on Line 1 of the Metro showed that the accident, which left one dead and 40 with injuries, was the result of omissions in the operation of the driver and controller.