6 dead after train collides with car stopped on tracks in New York

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VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Six people are confirmed dead after a Metro-North train collided with a car in Westchester Tuesday evening.

Five of the deceased were passengers aboard the train.

The northbound train from Grand Central Terminal struck the black Jeep Cherokee at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla at about 5:44 p.m.

According to the Metro-North, the gates came down on top of the vehicle, which was stopped on the tracks. The driver got out to look at the rear of the car.

She got back into her car and attempted to drive forward, but became stuck.

The female driver was pronounced dead.

Officials say the third-rail pierced the train, but did not hit any customers.

About 400 customers were evacuated from the train and were taken to a local gym.

Twelve people are reported injured.

Read more: WPIX

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