1 Dead in Crash of NJ Transit Train That Was Traveling at High Speed

Federal authorities are at the scene investigating.
1:40 | 09/29/16

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We are working with new Jersey transit to assess the safety of the scene. The canopy of the building. Is on top of the controlling car. And water has been leaking all day so there may be some structural damage. And weakness. Additionally because of the age of the building. There is. The possibility. Of asbestos though there are concerns about that as well a contractor will be coming in to remove parts of the canopy. And that's with the goal of making the areas they Wear our investigation activities to continue. Once that is dud then we will be able to access fee that car so we can currently. Access the locomotive which is at the end of this train and will be pulling the event recorder. This evening from the event recorder we hope to get information such as heat and breaking. We know that there were three passenger cars and a locomotive. In a push pull configuration. The engineer was operating the train from the cab car also called the controlling car. We also know the train had outward facing the video recorders on both ends of the trains and we also will be recovering those of those. Our investigation. Will continue here on scene for seven to ten days. And our mission is to not just understand what happened. But to understand why it happened so that we can prevent it from happening again. So the engineer as you may note was injured he's been released from the hospital and we will be interviewing him.

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