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Authorities look over the wreckage of a Metro-North Railroad train and a SUV in Valhalla, N.Y. on Feb. 4. Five train passengers and the SUV’s driver were killed in Tuesday evening’s crash. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Bloomberg) — The fiery rush-hour crash of a New York commuter train in Westchester County that killed six people happened amid a traffic jam that sent a swarm of autos across a level crossing, said a union official representing the engineer.

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