The driver of a Chicago subway train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport told authorities that she fell asleep before the train entered the station, derailed and raced up an escalator, the NTSB announced Wednesday.
She didn't wake up until the Blue Line train had nearly reached the bumper at the station, NTSB investigator-in-charge Ted Turpin said during a televised news conference Wednesday morning. The eight-car train eventually smashed into the bumper, apparently launching the train onto the platform. More than 30 people were injured.
The agency's investigators were still trying to determine what exactly caused the crash, which led to an estimated $6 million in...
A Blue Line train sits on top of an escalator at O'Hare International Airport on March 24, 2014, after it derailed and overran the platform.