Officials are investigating whether the Metro-North railroad's rail design, which uses an 'under-riding' configuration, caused the third rial to pry up, snap, and spear the commuter train in Tuesday's crash, which killed six.
Ellen Brody, a jewelry store employee and a mother of three grown daughters, is the focus of investigations surrounding Tuesday's Metro-North crash in Valhalla, N.Y. Brody's vehicle was stopped on the train tracks when the train struck it, killing her and five men on board.
A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing a derailment last year that killed four people and injured more than 70, federal regulators said Tuesday.
The northeastern U.S. is preparing for a two-day storm that may leave two feet of snow in its wake. In the meantime, southern drivers have been warned to avoid roads, thousands of flights have been cancelled, and schools and offices closed.
An investigation is underway to determine what caused a New Haven-bound train to collide with a New York City-bound train in Connecticut on Friday night. Dozens were hospitalized following the crash on what is the busiest rail line in America, serving 125,000 commuters daily.