Metro-North train crash

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How Woman's SUV Ended Up on Tracks a Mystery

As other victims of Metro-North crash are remembered

(Newser) - The investigation into what caused Tuesday's deadly Metro-North crash in Valhalla, NY, is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as "responsible" ended up in the crossing as a train hurtled toward her. Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont was the driver of the SUV; she... More »

6 Dead in NY Train-SUV Crash

Vehicle was stuck on tracks 20 miles north of NYC

(Newser) - A crowded commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a suburban New York crossing and burst into flames last night, killing six people and seriously injuring nearly a dozen in the railroad's deadliest crash, authorities say. The collision involving a Metro-North Railroad train and... More »

Sources: Train Driver May Have Fallen Asleep

William Rockefeller alternately described as 'zoned out'

(Newser) - Sources are telling the media slightly different versions of what the Metro-North train driver was doing moments before the crash, but the underlying theme is this: William Rockefeller was out of it. In DNAInfo's telling, the 46-year-old engineer actually fell asleep at the helm, and woke up just as... More »

NTSB: Wrecked Train Did 82mph in 30mph Zone

Investigators go over train's data recorders

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone. The Metro-North Railroad commuter train jumped the tracks Sunday morning along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph.... More »

Why Politicians Don't Get Mass Transit

Ray LaHood wants better infrastructure after crash, but it'll never happen

(Newser) - In the wake of the train disaster in the Bronx , Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took to MSNBC and called on lawmakers to invest in America's "50-year-old transit systems." But when it comes to public transit, that plea will probably fall on deaf ears. "Mass transit is... More »

Train Crash Killed Rockefeller Center Tree Worker

Lighting expert, 3 others mourned as inquiry begins

(Newser) - A sad twist in yesterday's horrific train derailment in the Bronx: One of the four people killed when the train came off the rails at a riverside curve was lighting and sound expert Jim Lovell, who was on his way to help set up the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree... More »

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