Commuter train strikes car outside New York City -Metro-North Railroad

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Posted: Feb 03, 2015 7:48 PM

(Reuters) - A commuter train struck a car on Tuesday near the town of Valhalla, New York, the Metro-North Railroad service said on its official Twitter feed. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or fatalities.

The police department in Mount Pleasant, which is in charge of security in Valhalla, about 30 miles northeast of New York City, declined to give any information on the incident when contacted by Reuters.

The New York Daily News reported on its website that the accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. and that the car burst into flames.

(Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Peter Cooney)