At least 7 killed after Metro train collides with car

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NEW YORK — Tuesday night’s Metro-North Railroad crash that killed seven people in Valhalla, New York, was the deadliest in the railroad service’s history, according to Marjorie Anders, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Before Tuesday, the service’s deadliest crash was one that happened in December 2013, when four passengers were killed and more than 70 others were injured in a derailment on the Hudson Line at Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will be at the scene of Tuesday night’s fatal Metro-North Railroad crash for about five to seven days, NTSB member Robert Sumwalt told reporters Wednesday morning in Washington as investigators prepared to travel to the site.

The total investigation might take about 12 months, he said.