Final Text Message from Crashing Conductor: 'ur gonna run the locomotive'

It turns out that the engineer who crashed a train in California last year, killing 25 people, was a big fan of texting constantly with teenage boys. And letting them drive his train.

Minutes before crashing his train head-on into another train, he texted "I'm gonna do all the radio talkin' ... ur gonna run the locomotive & I'm gonna tell u how to do it" to a teenage, uh, rail enthusiast. He had multiple relationships with teenagers who were interested in railroads, and had let one of them into the locomotive cab within a week of the accident. He was so into talking to these kids that he had sent a whopping 43 texts and made four phone calls the day of the crash.

The moral of the story? Keep your awkward relationships with teenage boys in your own time, you creepy conductor, you. [SF Gate]

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