Driver dies in 30-foot fall off ledge near NY train station

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — The driver of a car that fell about 30 feet off a ledge near a suburban New York train station has died.

The Journal News reports that the accident happened late Saturday afternoon near the Mount Vernon East Metro-North station.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas said on Facebook that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should fortify the fence along the tracks to prevent another tragic accident.

The MTA said in a statement that it is working with Mount Vernon police to investigate the death.

Spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman says the results of the investigation will inform decisions about safety improvements that are already planned for Mount Vernon.

No other details about Saturday’s accident were available. The driver’s identity was not released.

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