Conductor's Attorney Criticizes Mini-Train Investigation
Tue, 24 May 2011 11:24:14 GMT — GREENVILLE (WACH, WHNS) -- An attorney for the man who was driving a miniature train when it crashed and killed a 6-year-old boy said the investigation that blamed his client is flawed. The Spartanburg County coroner's office blamed excessive speed for the crash. Related Stories Coroner: Excessive speed caused Upstate mini-train fatal crash Engineers testing upstate ride that killed 6-year-old Upstate ride operator says train was going too fast before fatal crash The train's speed was determined by using a video shot by a young passenger on the train. Attorney Grant Varner said on Monday that a county agency should never have been allowed to investigate the accident that happened at one of its parks.
Varner also said his client, Matt Conrad, was never told a maximum speed for the ride and that a device that would prevent the train from going over a certain speed was never set.
(WHNS and FoxCarolina.com contributed to this report.)