Metro deaths case closed after judge rules juvenile was driving

Accident occurred when maintenance official took family and Swiss au pair for a ride

The wreckage of the train crash.
The wreckage of the train crash.LUIS SEVILLANO

A judge has closed an investigation into last year's fatal Metro train crash that killed a maintenance manager and a 16-year-old au pair from Switzerland.

Judge Susana González ruled that no one should be held responsible for the crash because Jeanne A., the au pair, was driving the train when it slammed into a bank of earth at the end of a track used for testing at the Loranca depot.

The accident occurred on August 7, 2012 when the maintenance official, José Manuel Pérez, decided to take his family and their Swiss au pair for a ride on the single-line carriageway.

Surveillance cameras show Jeanne A. getting into the driver's cabin with Pérez, according to the court record, to which EL PAÍS has had access.

Pérez's 37-year-old wife and four-year-old son were both injured in the crash.


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