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Metro-North crash kills 6, injures 12

Posted on February 4, 2015

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Six people were killed when a Metro-North train from New York City hit a car on the railroad tracks in Westchester at the height of evening rush hour, sparking a fiery crash that also injured at least 12 people, reported CBS New York.

The train out of Grand Central Terminal was going northbound on the Harlem line when it struck a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped on the tracks when the railroad crossing gates came down on top of it. The driver got out to look at the back of the car, then got back in and drove forward when the train struck the Jeep, pushing it about 10 train-car lengths up the track. For the full story, click here.

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