Some outlets are reporting that the train was traveling faster than normal, though an official cause is yet to be confirmed. The New York Daily News has terrifying accounts from a few passengers who survived the incident, several of whom also speculated that the train was moving at an unusually high speed. Images show that the train narrowly missed even further tragedy, coming to a stop just feet from the water's edge.
All Metro-North service between Grand Central and Croton-Harmon is suspended at the moment. Our thoughts are with the victims, the injured, and their families.