Seven people killed as train collides with vehicle in New York

Seven people killed as train collides with vehicle in New York The MTA Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the United States in terms of monthly ridership

Seven people have been killed in New York City after a train crashed into a car late on Tuesday night.

The train, heading north, hit a Jeep Cherokee at a railroad crossing in Valhalla, about 20 miles outside of the city.

More than a dozen people are also reported injured following the incident on the Metro-North line.

The driver of the Jeep and six train passengers are believed to have been killed.

Track gates came down on top of the SUV, which has stopped on the tracks, Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan told reporters.

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The driver left the vehicle, but returned and was moving forward when the train struck.

The front carriage of the train caught fire as the Jeep was pushed along the tracks.

Approximately 400 passengers moved to the rear of the train, which had left Grand Central Terminal about 45 minutes earlier, following the incident.

Buses were sent to pick them up and take them to their destinations.

The MTA Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the United States in terms of monthly ridership.

The suburban Metro–North runs service between New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, including in New York State.