Drug Use Cited in Crash of BWI Train: Officials Say Driver Had Used Cocaine

The operator of the Baltimore Light Rail train that ploughed into a steel barrier at Baltimore Washington International Airport on Feb 13, injuring 22 passengers, tested positive for cocaine after the crash, transportation officials said yesterday: Sam Epps, who had worked for the Maryland Mass Transit Administration for 25-years, was fired Feb 17. He told investigators he was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the crash, MTA officials said. The next day, agency officials said, they received the drug test results that showed Epps was under the influence of cocaine.

Source: Reported in Washington post Feb 24th 2000

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