Fatal Train Accident in Redding CT Leaves 21-year-old Man Dead and Three Young Adults Injured- A devastating accident occurred when a southbound Metro-North work train struck a gray Subaru Outback Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at about 1:20 pm at an ungated crossing near the West Redding CT Station.
Wayne Balack, 21, of Danbury, CT, a passenger in the vehicle, was killed, and three others critically injured. The three other occupants of the vehicle were Danbury residents Jausheema Perkins, 19, who was driving the car, and two passengers, Fakeem Morning, 19, and James Redmond.
Balack was transported to Danbury Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Perkins was taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment of head injuries. Morning and Redmond were brought to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., where their condition was listed as critical.
Now, local residents are calling for the installation of a gate at the crossing, where one had been removed due to constant malfunctions. Read more on this movement here.
MTA spokesman Sam Zambuto said the warning lights at the crossing were operating correctly at the time of the accident.