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Husband Of Train Crash Victim Sues Metro-North, Mount Pleasant

Alan Brody of Edgemont with his wife, Ellen, who died when her Mercedes SUV was hit by a Metro-North train in Valhalla. Brody is now suing the commuter rail line and the town of Mount Pleasant alleging negligence.
Alan Brody of Edgemont with his wife, Ellen, who died when her Mercedes SUV was hit by a Metro-North train in Valhalla. Brody is now suing the commuter rail line and the town of Mount Pleasant alleging negligence. Photo Credit: Provided
Edgemont resident Ellen Brody, the mother of three, was killed in 2015 when her Mercedes SUV was broadsided by a Metro North commuter train at a Valhalla railroad crossing.
Edgemont resident Ellen Brody, the mother of three, was killed in 2015 when her Mercedes SUV was broadsided by a Metro North commuter train at a Valhalla railroad crossing. Photo Credit: Screenshot/ NBC Today Show

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Metro-North and Mount Pleasant officials have been hit by a wrongful death lawsuit bought by the husband of a woman killed last year when her SUV was broadsided by a train at the Valhalla crossing, according to a report by lohud.

Edgemont resident Alan Brody is also alleging negligence in his suit over the 2015 tragedy that took the life of 49-year-old wife, Ellen, and killed five passengers on the Harlem Line commuter train, the lohud story said. He is claiming that the railroad crossing was unsafe.

The other victims were from Westchester and Danbury, Conn. More than a dozen other passengers were seriously injured.

Brody's suit also names the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Steven Smalls, the train’s engineer, lohud reported.

Alan Brody recently told Daily Voice that he and his family has been able to cope because they are still inspired by the mother of three’s “larger-than-life presence.”

Ellen Brody, who worked in a Chappaqua jewelry store, was a “wonderful person” and “a joy to anyone who knew her,” her husband told the Daily Voice.

To read the lohud story, click here.

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