FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Officials describe a devastating scene of battered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut. They say it's fortunate no one was killed. Seventy people were sent to hospitals yesterday after the evening crash, which damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the Northeast Corridor.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board investigators say they expect to be at the site of a train collision in Connecticut for seven to 10 days. The investigators surveyed damage this morning following the Friday evening collision of 2 Metro-North trains near Bridgeport. They say they will look at the brakes and performance of the trains, the condition of the tracks, crew performance and train signal information, among other things.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Amtrak has indefinitely suspended train service between New York and Boston following the crash of 2 commuter trains in Connecticut. Amtrak uses the same rails as the Metro-North trains that collided yesterday near Bridgeport. Governor Dannel P. Malloy says there's extensive damage to the tracks. He couldn't say when Metro-North Railroad service would be restored.
TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) - State police say DNA testing has shown that human remains found in the woods near the Bridgeport-Trumbull line are those of the missing Eastern Connecticut State University student. They say forensic tests identified the remains as those of 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley, who was reported missing from the school on April 24th. State police working with cadaver-sniffing dogs found the remains yesterday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Investigators are trying to identify the man who opened fire on several people in New Haven, killing one man and wounding two others as nightclubs were closing. Police responding to the gunfire found two victims. Twenty-1-year-old Tyrell Drew of New Haven was shot once in the chest and died. Nineteen-year-old Michael Washington of New Haven was in stable condition after being shot in the leg. And 24-year-old Kiyhem Booker of Bridgeport was treated for two gunshot wounds. No one has been arrested.
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