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Train crash driver 'bragged on Facebook about speeding'The speedometer picture posted by Francisco Jose Garzon Amo (Picture: Facebook)

The driver set to be questioned over the Spanish train crash near Santiago de Compostela, which has killed at least 80 people, had boasted on Facebook about reaching speeds of more than 200kmph (125mph), it has emerged.

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, is under police guard in hospital after the crash on Wednesday and will be questioned by investigators, who are also set to examine the black box for more information about the crash.

However, in March last year he posted an image on his personal Facebook page showing a speedometer reading above 200kmph – apparently bragging about how fast he was travelling.

Garzon wrote alongside the image: ‘What joy it would be to get level with the police and then go past them making their speed guns go off. Ha ha!’

Driver: Francisco Jose Garzon Amo (Picture: Facebook)

It comes after reports the government-owned when it derailed on a curve in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia.

According to local media, the train entered the bend at 119mph – more than twice the 50mph speed limit on that section of track.

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