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Train crash investigation, crash may be a tragic accident

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says most of the injuries in the Hoboken train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform.
    
However, Christie noted Thursday at a news conference that the one person who died was a woman who was standing on the platform and was struck by debris. He says 108 people were injured.
    
Christie says there is no reason to believe there will be any more fatalities.
    
Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the New Jersey Transit train was going too fast when it came into the station Thursday morning, but it's unclear why.
    
Christie says there's no indication so far that the crash was anything but a "tragic accident," but he noted it was too early to make assumptions.
    
The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer in the fatal New Jersey train crash has been released from the hospital and is cooperating with investigators.
    
NTSB Vice Chairwoman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said Thursday that the engineer involved in the crash at the Hoboken station was no longer in the hospital. She says investigators will be interviewing him.

 

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