Startling photos of fatal Metro-North crash released - Metro US

Startling photos of fatal Metro-North crash released

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released photographs of this year’s Metro-North crash that took six lives and left more than a dozen injured near Westchester.

The images show the charred interior of the train and the wreckage of the SUV with which it collided.

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The pictures were released as part of a report that contains over 1,100 documents tied to the crash.

“About 650 passengers and two crew members were on the train at the time of the accident,” NBC New York reported. “Witnesses said Brody [The SUV’s driver] had been stopped in the crossing prior to the gates lowering. When the crossing arm lowered, it struck the back of the SUV. Brody got out to look at the back of the SUV, then got back inside, drove forward and was hit by the train.”

NBC also reports that the Brody was not on the phone at the time of the accident and had no drugs or alcohol in her system. Her husband reportedly told investigators she had not had much experience with railroad crossings.

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Brody’s family has filed a wrongful death suit, alleging that had federal lighting and signage measures had not been met and thus could have prevented the accident.

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

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