Snoozing Metro-North Engineer May Have a Sleep Disorder

The wreckage of a Metro-North commuter train lies on its side after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.
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William Rockefeller, the "zoned out" motorman whose speeding train crashed, killing four people and injuring dozens more last weekend, might unknowingly suffer from sleep apnea and may undergo overnight monitoring to determine why he allegedly dozed off on the job. According to the Daily News, "Portly people like Rockefeller are more prone to suffer" from the disorder.