9 years later: Remembering the fatal Metro-North crash at Valhalla rail crossing
Saturday marked nine years since the fatal crash between a Metro-North train and an SUV at a railroad crossing in Valhalla.
It was on Feb. 3, 2015 when the Metro-North Harlem line train packed with hundreds of evening commuters slammed into a Mercedes SUV at the Commerce Street grade crossing.
Officials say the SUV driver, Ellen Brody, of Edgemont, drove onto the tracks as the train crossing gate came down on her vehicle.
The fiery collision sent the electrified third rail into the first car of the train. Five passengers in the first car were killed along with Brody.
Fifteen more people were seriously injured.