UPDATED: Feb. 3, 2015 10:41 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/CBSNewYork/CBSNews) — Seven people are confirmed dead Tuesday evening after a Metro-North train struck at least two cars and caught fire during the evening rush in Valhalla, New York, CBSNewYork reports.

A Jeep Cherokee was on the tracks when it was struck by a Harlem Line train around 7 p.m.

The front train car and the vehicle that was struck caught fire, Metro-North told 1010 WINS. Information about the second vehicle that was struck was not immediately available.

Seven people were confirmed dead, according to the MTA. They included the driver of one of the cars who was outside her vehicle at the time, and five people on the train.

There were at least 12 people injured. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said 10 people suffered serious injuries.

Officials say a total of 800 to 850 people were on the train at the time.

For more information and updates, check CBSNewYork’s report.


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