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Gov. Cuomo: Human Error Behind Fatal NY Crash

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it appears an engineer's speeding is likely to be what caused the fatal derailment of a New York City commuter train.

Cuomo made his comments Wednesday on New York public radio's 'Capitol Pressroom' show. Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured in the Sunday morning crash on a riverside curve in the Bronx.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Metro-North Railroad train was travelling at more than 80 mph going into the curve, nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit.

The NTSB is investigating. A spokesman says the agency hasn't yet determined what caused the accident.

Cuomo also said in the interview the Metropolitan Transit Authority is looking at train safety technology designed to prevent human errors.

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