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SEE IT: The 1991 Union Square subway crash that killed 5

Posted at 6:56 PM, Dec 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-03 18:58:07-05

The tragedy is forgotten by many, but the 1991 subway derailment catastrophe under Union Square is back in the headlines after Sunday’s deadly Metro-North accident.

The incident that August day killed five, and led to criminal charges and safety changes.  It was the worst transit accident in New York City before Sunday’s derailment at Spuyten Duyvil.

See PIX11’s original, dramatic coverage of the story.