WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of two Long Island Rail Road trains and a car that went around lowered crossing gates (all times local):
A witness has told police that the driver who caused a deadly wreck by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on Long Island in New York was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and other officials held a news conference Wednesday.
The car was hit by two commuter trains and burst into flames Tuesday night in Westbury. Three people in the vehicle died and eight people on one of the trains suffered injuries, three of them seriously.