(ABCNEWS.GO) — At least seven people were killed when a crowded Metro-North commuter train hit a vehicle on the tracks north of White Plains, New York, Tuesday night, sparking a fire that gutted the lead car of the train, officials said.
Among the dead were at least six passengers on the train and the driver of the black Jeep Cherokee that was struck and dragged at about 10 car lengths, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials said late this evening.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the gates came down on top of the SUV at the crossing, which was stopped on the tracks. The driver got out to look at the rear of the car, then she got back in and drove forward and was struck.
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