Driver in fatal New York train crash was not drunk: NTSB

December 3, 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alcohol tests conducted on the driver of a New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, have come back negative, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said on Wednesday.

Drug tests were still pending, Weener told a news conference.

The seven-car Metro-North train was traveling at 82 miles per hour, nearly three times the 30-mph (48-kph) speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed, investigators have said.

(This story has been corrected to show that only alcohol tests have come back negative; drug test results are pending)

(Reporting by Edith Honan; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)