Deaths reported in New Jersey commuter train crash; 100 injured

HOBOKEN, N.J., At least three people died and up to 100 people were injured when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into the Hoboken station at the height of the Thursday morning rush.

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Early investigations show the crash involved train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line. Photos on social media show some of the train’s cars inside the train terminal, {link:surrounded by twisted metal. : “http://

“There are fatalities,” a senior transportation official who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The New York Times. “There are a significant number of injuries. The train was going very fast. There are structural concerns about the facility.”

New Jersey Transit said rail service was suspended in and out of Hoboken, a major transportation hub into and out of New York City.

“It simply did not stop,” WFAN anchor John Minko, who witnessed the crash, told 1010 WINS. “It went right through the barriers and into the reception area.”

The crash happened about 8:45 a.m. The Federal Railroad Administration is sending investigators to the scene.

This story is developing.