Victims of Westchester Train Accident Identified

The Harlem line resumed regular service this morning after the fatal metro North Railroad crash between a northbound train and an SUV on Tuesday night that left six dead and fifteen injured. At a press conference on Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board stated that they are continuing to investigate the crash at an intersection in Valhalla in Westchester County and are looking into problems with the signals, the crossing arms, or if it was a problem with the train’s speed. The six victims who were killed when the train collided with a vehicle stopped on the tracks were identified as Ellen Brody, the female driver, and five male passengers on the train, Eric Vandercar, Walter Liedtke, Joseph Nadol, Robert Dirks, and Tomar Aditya. The investigation is focusing on why the third rail broke through the bottom of the first car, leading to the damage and injuries onboard. Officials stated that often in these types of accidents only the passengers of the vehicle are harmed, and their crews will conduct interviews and review the data collected from the train to discover what may have caused the accident.

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