Metro-North: Loud radio may have caused fatal 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.

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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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