6 Killed in New York Train Crash

A train packed with rush-hour commuters struck a car at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near the town of Valhalla, New York, killing six in the deadliest accident in the Metro-North railroad’s history. A Jeep Cherokee was stopped on the tracks when the railroad crossing gates came down on top of it before the accident, according to an MTA spokesman. The driver got out to look at the rear of the car and got back in and drove forward—and the train then struck the car. The driver and five passengers aboard the train were killed, with at least a dozen injured. “The third rail of the track came up from the explosion and went right through the car,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “So it is truly a devastatingly ugly situation to see.”