This might be the story of the weekend. Robert Sanchez, the engineer driving the Metrolink train that crashed in Chatsworth last September, not only texted regularly with teenagers along his route. His messages indicate he sometimes let them ride in the cab, say Rich Connell and Robert J. Lopez in an L.A. Times story. The details will apparently be divulged in an NTSB hearing this week, but they say there's no evidence Sanchez had anyone with him in the cab on the day of the crash that killed 25 people, including the engineer.
Previously on LA Observed:
2008: Metrolink 111 tragedy in Chatsworth