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6 dead, multiple injuries as train strikes SUV in N.Y.

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Six people were killed Tuesday evening after a Metro-North commuter train struck a Jeep just north of the train station, the MTA confirmed. At least 12 others were said to be injured in the crash, reported USA Today.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the driver of the car — a woman who was possibly outside of her vehicle when the crash occurred — and five people on board the train were among those killed. Officials earlier said that seven lives had been lost in total but revised that Wednesday morning.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said six people aboard the train were killed, making this crash the railroad's deadliest.

"You have seven people who started out today to go about their business and aren't going to be making it home tonight," the governor said Tuesday night at the crash site in Valhalla, 20 miles north of New York City, before the death toll was revised.

It was unclear how fast the train was going, but the maximum would be 60 mph, a railroad official said.

Witnesses said they saw the flames shooting from where the crash occurred, in a wooded area near a cemetery. Read more on usatoday.com

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