Update 9 a.m.: The MTA just revised the death toll to 6, instead of seven.
The death toll from last night's Metro-North collision with an SUV was revised this morning down to six in what was the railroad's deadliest accident.
Five people on the train died, as well as the driver of a Jeep Cherokee that got stuck on the tracks in Valhalla in Westchester County and was hit at about 6:30 p.m. Officials originally said six train passengers had died.
"This is a truly ugly and brutal sight," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after visiting the scene late Tuesday. "The third rail of the track came up from the explosion and went right through the (rail) car, it's a devastatingly ugly situation."
The third rail, which carries 750 volts of direct current, tore through the floor of the first car of the train, charring the carriage and sending billows of smoke into the air. Damage to the other seven cars was minimal.
"It's actually amazing that not more people were hurt on that train," Cuomo said.
The train was the Harlem Line's 5:44 p.m. out of Grand Central bound for Wassaic in Dutchess County.