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NTSB Will Release Report On Fatal Metro-North Valhalla Crash

The scene at Commerce Street following the deadly train crash.
The scene at Commerce Street following the deadly train crash. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- There may finally be some answers into what happened in the deadly Metro-North Valhalla train crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. to discuss its investigation and determine the probable cause of the Feb. 2015 train crash , which killed six and injured 15.

The board will then vote on whether to accept the results of the investigation which would lead to a full report. If the board rejects the results, the investigation will continue.

Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that followed a head-on collision. Brody was unfamiliar with the dark, narrow roads that crisscross the Taconic and railroad tracks in Valhalla.

As bumper-to-bumper traffic was detoured over railroad tracks at Commerce Street, Brody briefly stepped out of her Mercedes SUV to check a crossing gate that came down on the rear of her car raising new questions about the crash.

Also killed in the collision were: Bedford Hills residents Eric Vandercar, 53, and Walter Liedtke, 69; New Castle residents Robert Dirks, 36, and Joseph Nadol, 42; and Aditya Tomar, 41, of Danbury, Conn.

The crash was the deadliest incident in Metro-North's history. A preliminary report by the NTSB can be viewed here .

To view Tuesday's meeting, click here .

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