New York train collides with Jeep on tracks, at least six dead

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A train heading northbound along Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line slammed into a black Jeep that was on the tracks on Tuesday night, killing at least six people.

The train left Grand Central Terminal at 5:45 p.m. and was headed northbound to make its first stop at Chappaqua, according to an MTA spokesman. It crashed into the Jeep at around 6:30 p.m., causing a fire that engulfed the front of the train and the car.

Early reports said the driver of the Jeep was one of the six people killed, while five others were train passengers.

Surviving passengers on the train were evacuated through the rear train car, with those not taken to hospital transported to The Cliffs at Valhalla, a rock-climbing gym near the scene, police Sgt. Michael McGuinn of the Mount Pleasant, N.Y., Police Department said.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Train traveling along tracks
2. Train about to collide with Jeep
3. Train and car burst into flames
4. Passengers evacuated through the rear


VOICEOVER (in English):

“A Harlem line train traveling through Valhalla slammed into a black Jeep that was on the track on the Commerce St. crossing at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.”

“A Metro North spokesman said the front of the train burst into flames. The Jeep also caught fire.”

“Surviving passengers on the train were evacuated through the rear.”

SOURCES:
New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mass-casualty-incident-metro-north-train-hits-car-article-1.2102293

http://www.wsj.com/articles/four-dead-when-metro-north-train-crashes-into-a-car-in-valhalla-n-y-1423012039

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/02/03/mass-casualty-incident-after-car-train-collide-in-ny/22823329/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/03/metro-north-train-crash_n_6609146.html