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Breaking News: NTSB Expected To Issue Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash
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NTSB Releases New Details On Valhalla Crash, Worst In Metro-North History

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Kristin Poland sets up 3D Laser Scanner to create model of the damaged rail car.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Kristin Poland sets up 3D Laser Scanner to create model of the damaged rail car. Photo Credit: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday opened the public docket on the investigation into the worst crash in Metro-North history: the collision between a train and an SUV in Valhalla on Feb. 3 that resulted in six fatalities and injuries to more than 12 people.

All told, 130 documents and 1,100 pages of info were released on the crash in which Edgemont resident Ellen Brody's Mercedes Benz SUV was hit by a northbound train at a rail crossing in the worst crash in Metro-North Railroad history.

According to the new info released, there was no alcohol or illegal drugs in Brody's system and she was not using her cell phone when the 6:26 p.m. crash occurred. The last call she was involved in, a nine-minute call from her husband Alan, came at 6:11 p.m.

The opening of the docket is part of the ongoing investigation into the crash.

The docket will not include analysis, but will include interview summaries, photographs, and factual reports. The analysis and probable cause for the accident will be issued at a later date, the NTSB said.

The NTSB docket can be accessed by clicking here.

In addition to the 49-year-old Brody, the following area residents were killed in the crash:

Robert Dirks, 36, of Chappaqua; Walter Liedtke, 69, of Bedford Hills; Joseph Nadol, 42, of western New Castle; Aditya Tomar, 41, of Danbury, Conn., and Eric Vandercar, 53, of Bedford Hills.

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