Cuomo says 5 passengers, SUV driver killed in NY train crash



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VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the number passengers killed in a train collision with an SUV has been downgraded from six to five.

That makes the death toll in the crash six people, including the driver of the SUV.

The crash involved a Metro-North commuter trains and a Jeep Cherokee and occurred Tuesday night in Valhalla, about 20 miles north of New York City.

Cuomo released the latest information Wednesday during an interview on "CBS This Morning."

Cuomo also says that 15 people were injured, seven of them seriously.

Authorities say the SUV's driver had gotten out of her vehicle momentarily after the crossing's safety gates came down around her. They say she then got back in and was trying to drive forward when she was hit.

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