© 2021
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Cuomo: High Speed A Central Cause Of Train Crash

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the National Transportation Safety Board findings make it clear that "extreme speed was a central cause" of the deadly train derailment in New York City.

The NTSB said Monday the Metro-North Railroad commuter train was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone when it jumped the tracks Sunday morning along a sharp curve in the Bronx. Four passengers died.

Cuomo released a statement Monday saying his administration will continue to work closely with the NTSB as it investigates the cause of the accident.

He said that when the investigation concludes, he'll make sure that "any responsible parties are held accountable."

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.