Federal investigators found the cause of a deadly 2015 Metro-North train crash that killed six people in Mount Pleasant, New York, was a driver who moved her Mercedes Benz SUV onto the tracks despite active crossing warnings and closed gates, but they also found room for safety improvements. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the driver, Ellen Brody, drove onto the tracks on Feb. 3, 2015, “for undetermined reasons.” Witnesses said the vehicle became stuck on the tracks, and investigators determined that Ms. Brody exited her vehicle and walked back to where the gate had lowered, reducing the time she ... Read More
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