New York State aiding Pennsylvania following fatal train crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Resources from the Empire State are headed to Pennsylvania to aid in an ongoing crisis following a fatal train crash.

An Amtrak train carrying over 200 passengers and crew crashed, killing at least seven people. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would be sending National Guard personnel and emergency officials from both Homeland Security and Emergency Services departments to Pennsylvania to aid in response efforts.

“Last night’s Amtrak accident was a terrible tragedy, and this morning I called Governor Wolf to express my support and let him know that New York stands ready to help in any way possible,” Cuomo said. “To that end, I am deploying personnel from New York State to assist with the ongoing recovery effort.”

The train was traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City. It derailed close to Philadelphia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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