Commuter train smashes into SUV on tracks, killing 7 people
VALHALLA, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an SUV driver and six people on a commuter train that crashed into it at a rail crossing have died.
Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan says the northbound train struck a Jeep Cherokee at a railroad crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday evening.
Donovan says the vehicle and the front of the train caught fire.
The rail passengers were moved to the rear of the train, which had left Grand Central Terminal about 45 minutes earlier.
Service on Metro-North's Harlem Line has been suspended between Pleasantville and North White Plains.
Metro-North is the nation's second-busiest railroad, after the Long Island Rail Road. It was formed in 1983 and serves about 280,000 riders a day in New York and Connecticut.