Federal officials investigating Metro-North train derailment

(WTNH) — The U.S. government is now investigating the Metro-North train derailment in Rye, New York.

According to the Connecticut Post, a team of federal investigators have been sent to the site of the incident to determine if a broader investigation is necessary.

The news comes amid reports that excessive heat may have played a role in the accident.

Related Content: Metro-North back to scheduled service following Rye derailment

Last Thursday, multiple cars on the New Haven Line jumped the tracks. 185 passengers were on board, with dozens suffering minor injuries.

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