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Driver admits breaking limit

The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has admitted he was traveling at twice the speed limit when he approached the treacherous turn.

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'Driver photo' shows speedometer at 200km/h

Garzon reportedly posted the photo of the speedometer on his Facebook page. Credit: Facebook

A photo reportedly posted on Facebook by Spanish train driver Francisco Jose Garzon shows a train speedometer hitting 200km/h, Spanish media said.

In a comment, Garzon allegedly joked that the speedometer “had not been tampered with.”

The driver is set to be questioned by police today amid reports that the train was over the speed limit before it crashed.

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