Washington County judge hits BNSF with $4 million judgment in fatal crash
Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials engaged in “egregious” misconduct as they tried to cover up the railroad’s role in a fatal car-train accident that killed four people at a train crossing near Anoka, Minn., a Washington County judge has ruled. Judge Ellen Maas awarded $4 million Thursday to the families of the dead after finding that railroad officials fabricated evidence, interfered with the families’ investigation of the accident and tried to cover up the truth.Word count: 492
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