Cleaner cleared of theft suspicions in train crash
Emergency services attend the scene after a derailed train crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden, Sweden on Tuesday, Jan, 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jonas Ekströmer)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 18, 2013 9:41AM EST
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish authorities have dropped a criminal investigation against a woman previously suspected of stealing a commuter train that crashed into an apartment building.
Investigators on Friday said the woman probably started the train by accident as she was cleaning it at a depot early Tuesday.
The four-car train rolled about a mile (1.6 kilometres) to the end station of the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 30 yards (25 metres) and crashed into a three-story building.
No one was hurt except the woman, who was airlifted to a hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Prosecutor Par Andersson said she appears to have put the train in motion through a series of "unfortunate circumstances," but is no longer suspected of a crime.