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Parents Of Train Victim Dirks Will Move To Chappaqua

The parents of Robert Dirks, a Chappaqua man killed in Tuesday's accident involving a Metro-North train, will move from Washington state to New York to assist his wife and family.
The parents of Robert Dirks, a Chappaqua man killed in Tuesday's accident involving a Metro-North train, will move from Washington state to New York to assist his wife and family. Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York/Twitter

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The parents of a Chappaqua man killed in Tuesday's collision between a Metro-North train and a vehicle will move to the region from the Spokane, Wash., area to assist his family, according to a News 12 report.

Robert Dirks, 36, was one of five passengers killed on the Metro-North train when it collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by Ellen Brody of Edgemont. The SUV stopped on the tracks, and a fiery explosion engulfed the first car of the train, where Dirks was riding. Brody was also killed in the accident.

Michael Dirks said he and his wife will move from Seattle to New York to help Robert's wife, Christine, and their two children. Michael Dirks quit his job after the accident.

Robert Dirks was a scientist and was on his way home from work when the accident occurred.

Click here to read more about Dirks on Daily Voice. Click here to read the News 12 story.

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