Driver of car and five passengers reported dead
Multiple news sources are reporting that at least six people have died in a crash of a Metro-North train with an automobile on the Harlem line tracks near the Valhalla station in Westchester. The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Metro-North has suspended service between North White Plains and Pleasantville.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement on the Metro-North accident:
“I’m simply heartbroken. All of us who ride Metro-North are moms, dads, brothers, and sisters and with every accident, a family is torn apart by an unspeakable tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, families and first responders.
“As MTA and NTSB looks into this horrific incident in the days to follow, we need to know how and why this happened and then take real steps to prevent another tragic collision from ever recurring.”