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Widow Of Man Killed In Metro-North Crash Files Suit

Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

The widow of a suburban New York man killed in a Metro-North train crash has filed lawsuit against the railroad and others.

The Journal News says (http://lohud.us/1gtFwvE ) Jill Shiner Vandercar claims a dangerous grade crossing, defective emergency exits and poor decision-making contributed to her husband Eric's death.

The 53-year-old money manager was killed Feb. 3 when the Metro-North train he was riding crashed into an SUV stopped on the tracks in Valhalla.

Ellen Brody, the SUV driver, was killed along with five train passengers — including Vandercar.

Named as defendants in the suit are the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Westchester County, Westchester public works and transportation departments, and Mount Pleasant's highways superintendent.

The MTA declined to comment on the pending litigation. Lawyers for the country didn't respond to requests for comment.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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