September 21, 2014

Seven dead in two separate railroad accidents

Seven people were killed in separate railroad accidents Sunday, Dec. 1, in New York and New Mexico.

Three employees of the Southwest Railroad in New Mexico died when when the train’s locomotive plunged 40 feet into a ravine.

In suburban New York City, a Metro-North commuter train derailed, killing four people and injuring 63, including 11 critically, when seven commuter cars ran off the tracks on a sharp curve, Reuters reports.

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NEW YORK – A suburban New York train derailed Dec. 1, killing four people and injuring 63, including 11 critically, when all seven cars of a Metro-North train ran off the tracks on a sharp curve, officials said.

The crash happened at 7:20 a.m. (1220 GMT) about 100 yards (meters) north of Metro-North’s Spuyten Duyvil station in the city’s Bronx borough, said Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan.

Read the complete story at Reuters.

Authorities are investigating the cause of a freight train derailment in southern New Mexico that killed three railroad employees when the train’s locomotive plunged 40 feet down a ravine.

Police on Sunday, Dec. 1, identified the three as 38-year-old Donald White, 60-year-old Steven Corse and 50-year-old Ann Thompson. White lived in Silver City, N.M., and Corse and Thompson lived in the northern Arizona community of Paulden.

Read the complete story at ABC News.