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Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled away from the area where the train he was operating derailed in the Bronx. The National Transportation Safety Board said the sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of the commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

The Metro-North Railroad engineer who fell asleep at the controls while operating a train that derailed and killed four passengers last December was suffering from an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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