Husband disagrees after NTSB says wife was responsible for train crash

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VALHALLA -

The husband of the woman blamed for the deadliest crash in Metro-North history says he disagrees with the conclusion of federal investigators.

Alan Brody is the widower of Ellen Brody, the woman whose Mercedes was hit on the tracks by a Metro-North train in Valhalla back in 2015. He vehemently disagrees with an NTSB investigation that ruled driver error as the cause of that crash.

Brody filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the MTA and the town of Mount Pleasant in 2016. He says the warning signs at the Commerce Street rail crossing are dated and that Metro-North was given money by the DOT in 2009 to update the warning systems – six years before the crash.

Alan Brody says he will join elected officials Monday for a news conference at the Commerce Street crossing to call on the state to complete its unfinished study on all 5,300 rail crossings in New York.

The MTA says all warnings near the track are up to date.

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