Officials: Man dies after driving car off ledge near Mount Vernon train station

A man drove through a gated embankment near the Mount Vernon train station Saturday, plunging around 50 feet to his death, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2018, 2:12 AM

Updated 2,032 days ago

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Officials say a man drove through a gated embankment near the Mount Vernon train station Saturday, plunging around 50 feet to his death.
The unidentified man was driving in his Toyota along East First Street around 2:30 p.m. when he went through the gate and landed near the train tracks.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mayor Richard Thomas called it a “tragic accident.”
Mayor Thomas is calling on the MTA to install more secure gates around the train station.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.


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