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Derailed train driver on phone at time of crash, faces 79 homicide charges

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (CNN) -Investigators are releasing incriminating evidence against the driver of a train that derailed last week.

The train, going 95 miles per hour, derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people.

Authorities say the driver was on the phone with railway staff when the crash occurred.

The driver, Francisco Jose Garzon, was charged earlier this week with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undetermined number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness.