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Investigators Continue Looking into Metrolink Crash

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Officials work at the scene of a switch controlling a junction with the railroad siding near the site of the crash (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

National Transportation Safety Board investigators continue their probe into Friday's deadly crash that has killed 26 people so far. Tests are so far suggesting that it may have been human error. His cell phone records are being subpoenaed to further look into claims from teen friends that Metrolink engineer Robert Sahchez was texting with them a minute before the crash.

The LA Times editorial board authored a piece urging the use of Positive Control Train systems that "use global-positioning-system and digital-communications technology to determine when a train is in a dangerous situation, send out warnings and slow or stop it remotely." It's in use elsewhere in the country but never has in Southern California.

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The paper also featured a story on the three men who were in the Glendale crash in 2005 and friday's collision. One of them died.

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