ABC7 talks with engineer William Rockefeller in his first public comments since the deadly derailment in the Bronx two years ago.
Rockefeller told federal investigators that he fell into a trance moments before his train hurtled into a sharp curve at 82 miles per hour. Four people died, and 60 were injured. It was later determined that Rockefeller suffered from an undiagnosed case of severe sleep apnea, and prosecutors declined to press charges.
He has not spoken publicly until now.
“It feels like yesterday,” he said. “It really feels like yesterday. It feels like it just happened. Every day, it feels like it just happened yesterday. And no matter what I do, I just can’t shake that feeling.”