Train Conductor in Cali. Crash was Gay

Robert M. Sanchez, the train conductor in the crash on Friday outside LA that killed 25 people, was gay. He moved to LA in 2000 with his partner, who took his own life in 2003.

The cause of the accident hasn’t been determined, but reports have surfaced that he was texting with teenage “rail-buffs” shortly before the crash. Authorities have ruled out train and track failure as a cause and are focusing more on Sanchez and his long, tiring, work schedule.