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Details About Metro-North Commuter Train Derailment in Bronx

We are now getting more details about Sunday's Metro-North Commuter Train derailment in the Bronx. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigation the incident that led to 4 deaths and dozens of injuries.
We are now getting more details about Sunday's Metro-North Commuter Train derailment in the Bronx.  The National Transportation Safety Board is investigation the incident that led to 4 deaths and dozens of injuries.

Among the 4 fatalities, 54 year old Donna Smith.

"Donna was a wonderful person, neighborly, friendly."

In addition to those killed, at least 67 were injured.

"I became aware of the screeching metal and then I became aware that this is a train crash, this is happening."

Investigators and survivors now have the same question...Why?

Key to that answer: the data from event recorders recovered from the trains, data from one was downloaded by the NTSB.  The other has been sent to Washington for analysis.

Just after 7am Sunday, the train was heading towards Grand Central Station but 10 miles North of Manhattan, it came to this curve.  All 7 passenger cars and the locomotive derailed.

"We were, you know, grinding along the ground for I don't know, 50 yards or something at a very fast pace."

The curve calls for a reduction in speed from 70 miles per hour to 30.  The conductor say he applied the brakes but the train did not slow down.

In July, only 1700 feet away, there was a similar incident.  A freights train also derailed around the same bend.

"It's not about the turn, something else has happened and we want to find out what it is."

Workers started to move some carriages upright, in search of what exactly that something else could be.
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