One person was killed and roughly 110 injured when an N.J. Transit train crashed into Hoboken Terminal, according to published reports.
According to published reports, Pascack Valley Line train No. 1614 did not appear to slow as it approached the station. Authorities initially signaled the wreck was the result of an accident or human error.
Initial reports indicated three people may have been killed in the crash.
“The train came in at much too high rate of speed, and the question is: ‘Why is that?”’ CBS New York quoted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as saying.
According to ABC News:
According to federal officials, the sole fatality was a woman standing on the train platform who was hit by debris from the crash. Two other people suffered life-threatening injuries, and dozens of others are being treated for minor injuries at area hospitals.
The woman who was killed was identified as 34-year-old Hoboken resident Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, a mother with a vibrant career who moved to the United States from Brazil with her family.
The engineer is in the hospital in stable condition and is cooperating with authorities, ABC News reported.