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Grade Crossing Accident in Valhalla, NY


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Member Sumwalt briefs the Media
Member Sumwalt Briefs the Media before NTSB Launches to investigate the Metro North Accident in Valhalla, NY.

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  • Accident No: DCA15MR006
  • Accident Type: Office of Highway Safety
  • Location: Valhalla, NY
  • Date: 2/3/2015

​The National Transportation Safety Board sent a go-team to investigate the accident involving a Metro North commuter train and a passenger vehicle that happened on February 3, 2015.

Rail investigator Michael Hiller is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt served as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Eric Weiss will coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at eric.weiss@ntsb.gov or by mobile phone at (202)297-3490.

July 25, 2017 - Board Meeting

Map of accident area
NTSB illustrated diagram of Metro North accident.

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NTSB illustrated diagram of Metro North front car of Train 659.

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Eric Weiss
(202) 314-6100
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov