MTA Police Identify Passengers Who Died In Metro-North Train Derailment

Dec 1, 2013

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MTA officials have identified the four passengers who died in Sunday morning’s Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx. Three are from the Hudson Valley.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department has identified the three Hudson Valley residents as 54-year-old Donna Smith of Newburgh in Orange County; 58-year-old James Lovell of Cold Spring in Putnam County; and 59-year-old James Ferrari of Montrose in northern Westchester County. A fourth victim is a 35-year-old woman from Queens. The derailment occurred just before 7:30 Sunday morning, on a southbound Hudson Line train with about 120 passengers on board. The train originated in Poughkeepsie and was bound for Grand Central Terminal when it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, injuring more than 60 on board, including the train’s operator. All seven cars plus the locomotive pushing the cars derailed. Federal investigators had planned to upright the train cars Sunday night to check for any other possible victims.