Image: Emergency workers stand near burnt Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, New York

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Deadly Collision in Valhalla

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A sports utility vehicle remains crushed and burned at the front of a Metro North train on Feb. 4, 2015, in Valhalla, N.Y. Six people were killed after a crowded commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks north of New York City on Tuesday.

It was the deadliest accident in the history of the Metro-North system, which carries about 285,000 passengers a day.

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The Valhalla Fire Department responds at the scene of a Metro North commuter train crash in Valhalla, N.Y., on Feb. 3, 2015.

Fire fighters respond at the scene of a Metro North commuter train crash in Valhalla, N.Y., on Feb. 3, 2015.

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The Valhalla Fire Department responds at the scene of a Metro North commuter train crash in Valhalla, N.Y., on Feb. 3, 2015.

The Valhalla Fire Department responds at the scene.

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Image: Metro North Commuter Train Collides With Two Vehicles Killing 6

First responders work at the scene of as passengers make their way to a safe exit.

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Image: Emergency workers stand near burnt Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, New York

Emergency workers stand near the burned train.

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Image: Emergency workers stand near a burned out Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, New York

Emergency workers examine the train.

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Image: Firefighters carry a stretcher over railroad tracks at the site of an accident involving a commuter train in Mount Pleasant, near Valhalla, New York

Firefighters carry a stretcher over railroad tracks at the site of the accident.

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