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A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a terminal at the Hoboken, New Jersey station on Thursday morning. According to CNN, one person has died and 108 people were injured in the crash, which caused extensive damage to the terminal. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that all victims have been removed from the train and taken to local hospitals. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the "destruction is significant."
Gov. Christie said that the person who died was not on the train, but was on the platform and was killed by debris.
CNN also reports that the train's engineer was "critically injured" in the crash. The engineer is at a local hospital getting care and is cooperating with law enforcement officials. While the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, few other details are available at this time.
A transit worker who witnessed the crash told CNN that the train "was definitely [traveling] faster than it should have been." New Jersey Transit trains are not currently equipped with positive train control (PTC) technology, which automatically stops trains that are traveling too fast and could have possibly prevented the crash, according to NBC News.
Originally, the government expected all trains to have PTC by Dec. 31, 2015, but New Jersey's deadline was extended to the end of 2018. Since 1969, the National Transportation Safety Board reports PTC could have prevented 145 rail accidents, which killed 288 people and injured 6,574 more.
Cuomo, however, said it's too early to know if PTC could have prevented the crash. He urged people not to speculate on Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
Social media was filled with photos and videos from the scene on Thursday morning.