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HERO subway driver in NYC was killed by fire the same day his two colleagues died of coronavirus

The 36-year-old New York City metro driver is killed in an attempt to rescue passengers from fire ripping through the train while officers arrest suspect for arson

  • Garrett Goble, a 36-year-old motorbike man for the New York City Subway, died rescuing passengers in a train fire
  • The fire started when the train pulled into 110th Street station in Harlem, near Central Park, at about 3:15 PM
  • The police have detained a suspect from the arson
  • The fire allegedly came from a shopping cart in the rail car that also reportedly contained an accelerator
  • Nine other people have also been injured in the fire, according to Sarah Feinberg, interim president of New York City Transit
  • MTA offers a $ 50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who caused the fire
  • Bus driver Oliver Cyrus (61) and train conductor Peter Petrassi (49) both died of the corona virus on Thursday.
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

Garrett Goble, 36, was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to New York City police.

Garrett Goble, 36, was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to New York City police.

A New York City subway driver was killed trying to save passengers’ lives from a deadly train fire caused by an arsonist.

Garrett Goble, 36, was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to New York City police. He is the third MTA driver to have died in the past two days, after bus driver Oliver Cyrus (61) and train leader Peter Petrassi (49) both died of coronavirus on Thursday.

“As you all know, this has been a devastating week for New York City Transit,” Sarah Feinberg, interim president of New York City Transit, said at a news conference.

“And this is another horrifying moment for our family.”

Goble started bringing passengers to safety before wandering into the smoke-filled tunnel. His body was later found on the tracks.

“As you all know, this has been a devastating week for the New York City Transit,” said Feinberg. “And this is another horrifying moment for our family.”

Garrett Goble (left) with his wife Delilah Rodriguez (right) in the photo with their two sons

Garrett Goble (left) with his wife Delilah Rodriguez (right) in the photo with their two sons

Garrett Goble (left) with his wife Delilah Rodriguez (right) in the photo with their two sons

The fire started when the train arrived at approximately 3:15 PM at 110th Street station in Harlem, near Central Park. A transit employee reportedly saw smoke in the second car of the train wagons.

The fire started from a shopping cart in the train wagon that allegedly also had an accelerator.

At about the same time, three other fires were reported in trash cans on platforms and above ground at 86th Street, 96th Street, and 116th Street stations. Those stations are near the 110th Street station.

“We are investigating it as a criminal case,” said McGee.

The New York Daily News reported The police have detained a suspect from the arson.

A fire allegedly from a shopping cart in the second car broke out a train entering 110th Street Station in Harlem

A fire allegedly from a shopping cart in the second car broke out a train entering 110th Street Station in Harlem

A fire allegedly from a shopping cart in the second car broke out a train entering 110th Street Station in Harlem

Smoke billowed through the sidewalks above the ground at Harlem's 110th Street station

Smoke billowed through the sidewalks above the ground at Harlem's 110th Street station

Smoke billowed through the sidewalks above the ground at Harlem’s 110th Street station

Firefighters were met with passengers looking for safety and plumes of smoke penetrating the train's car windows

Firefighters were met with passengers looking for safety and plumes of smoke penetrating the train's car windows

Firefighters were met with passengers looking for safety and plumes of smoke penetrating the train’s car windows

NYC Transit Sarah Feinberg said, “As you all know, this has been a devastating week for the New York City Transit … and this is another horrifying moment for our family.”

Firemen arrived on site were met with passengers running from the train wagons and away from the smoke.

Nine other people were also injured in the fire, Feinberg said.

Goble’s Brooklyn neighbor Katherine Gray told the New York Daily News“All I can tell you is that he was a beautiful young man.”

“I’ve known him all his life. He was a good son, an excellent father, and a wonderful husband. ‘

Goble only married Delilah Rodriguez two years ago.

MTA offers a $ 50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who caused the fire.

The family has one Paypal account to support the Goble family.

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