Metro-North: Loud radio may have caused fatal crash

Metro-North officials say a loud radio may have caused a deadly accident on the tracks in Redding. Wayne Balacky, 21, of Danbury, died and three

Rail officials say all the signals were working at the time of the crash.

Rail officials say all the signals were working at the time of the crash. (1/3/13)

REDDING - Metro-North officials say a loud radio may have caused a deadly accident on the tracks in Redding.

Wayne Balacky, 21, of Danbury, died and three others were hurt when their car was hit by a train on Sunday.

Officials say the conductor followed all proper safety rules, including sounding the horn before the intersection.

Fire officials say this is the first accident they have seen in that area in the past 10 years.

The state Department of Transportation says it plans to install a gate at the crossing.

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