DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury man killed in Tuesday's accident in New York was living the American Dream, working at JP Morgan in New York City after immigrating from India two decades ago, according to multiple reports.
Aditya Tomar, 41, was one o f six people who died in the collision Tuesday between a Metro-North train and a vehicle on the train tracks in Valhalla, N.Y. He was a vice president and technologist in J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management Division.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said in a story in the New York Times that the family was requesting privacy. "Understandably, they need some time to grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one,'' Boughton said.
He was one of five passengers riding in the first car of the train, which became engulfed in flames when the train collided with an SUV driven by Ellen Brody of Edgemont, N.Y.
Fred Buonocore, a Ridgefield man who works at the Equity Group in New York City, said he normally rode in the front car -- the quiet car, like Tomar, where the five onboard fatalities occurred.
But Buonocore was running late on Tuesday and ended up in a middle car of the Harlem Line train.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said families of the five victims aboard the train and Brody gathered at the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday.
"All but one of the bodies is beyond recognition," Astorino said, adding dental records for victims were being gathered.
Westchester County Medical Center officials said in the early afternoon that a total of 15 people were injured in the crash. Seven were initially in critical condition with one remaining in critical condition.
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