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What caused the Valhalla train crash? 5 things to know about Tuesday’s NTSB meeting

Jordan Fenster and Matt Coyne, The Journal News

(Photo: Albert Conte/The Journal News)

Six people were killed two years ago when a Metro-North Railroad train smashed into a sport-utility vehicle at a railroad crossing in Valhalla. It remains the deadliest crash in Metro-North history.

Ellen Brody’s SUV was on the tracks at the crossing on Feb. 3, 2015, when the train struck her vehicle. Brody was killed, as were five train passengers. Though a trove of documents related to the investigation into the crash was made public, there has been no specific determination of the cause of the crash.

That may be remedied on Tuesday when the National Transportation Safety Board is set to vote on the investigation’s findings, safety recommendations and a probable cause.

Here are five things to know about the NTSB’s Tuesday meeting in Washington, D.C., on the 2015 Valhalla train crash: Read more of the original article.

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