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Sweden train crash deemed an accident as injured woman cleared of theft suspicions

  • Derailed train that hangs on the edge of the track after it crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday Jan, 15, 2013. A woman obtained the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building. The woman was injured in the incident and there are no reports of injuries of people in the building . (AP Photo/Jonas Ekströmer) ** SWEDEN OUT **The Associated Press

  • Emergency services attend the scene after a derailed train crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday Jan, 15, 2013. A woman obtained the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building. The woman was injured in the incident and there are no reports of injuries of people in the building . (AP Photo/Jonas Ekströmer) ** SWEDEN OUT **The Associated Press

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 kilometers) to the end station of the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 30 yards (25 meters) 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.