At 8:41pm on Wednesday 24 July, 2013, a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela in Spain and crashed into a concrete wall. The train was carrying 218 passengers and 4 crew. 79 people were killed and 143 were injured. This is an animated 3D recreation of the accident along with a detailed description of the accident. After downloading simply double click on the file to open it in Google Earth then double-click where indicated on the left under Places to run it. The animation is a milli-second accurate re-creation of the event for the period of the track-side video that is available. It is based on the actual timestamp on the video. (The YouTube video that is available runs 10% faster than the timestamp on the video.) The remainder has been generated based on extensive research, including the studying of numerous photos to identify what damage each carriage sustained and how that likely occurred. For a YouTube of the animation see http://youtu.be/fM1oBDw08x4 A shorter version of the animation is available at http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=449581d889e325c4dfd89dd71a555b12 It can be viewed from any angle to enable the accident to be studied in detail. 3D Models and animation by Peter Olsen, Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, Australia.