UPDATED: 12:27 p.m. -- A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the governor will hold a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Hoboken on the NJ Transit train crash between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, according to NJ.com.

UPDATED: 12:12 p.m. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on the Hoboken crash: "The state is working closely with New Jersey Transit and New Jersey authorities, as well as all local and federal partners to provide assistance and keep travelers safe."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed one fatality related to the NJ Transit train crash, according to NBC News. Local TV station WNBC has reported three fatalities.

NTSB is expected to hold a press conference at 12:45 p.m. EDT and a NJ Transit press conference at 1 p.m. EDT.

UPDATED: 11:46 a.m. -- Three of 11 patients at Jersey City Medical Center are considered in "serious" condition and recieving treatment, according to a new report. Also, there are eight patients so far being treated for minor injuires at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, N.J.

UPDATED: 11:32 a.m. -- The NJ Transit commuter train was not equipped with positive train control technology, which could have prevented it from going off the rails, accoring to NBC News.

Federal Railroad Administration investigators are now on the site of the crash.

Jersey City Medical Center officials said that they've already seen 40 walk-in patients, 11 in the emergency department. 

UPDATED: 11:19 a.m. -- Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken issued a statement on Twitter:

UPDATED: 11:09 a.m. -- Dramatic photos from the train crash show a partial roof collapse at the Hoboken terminal. An aerial view shows extensive damage.

UPDATED: 11:02 a.m. -- There are new reports that the conductor was killed in the Hoboken train crash

 

UPDATED: 10:55 a.m. -- NJ Transit releases a statement about the crash, which happened at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Original Story:

Reports say that at least three people died when a NJ Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station in New Jersey Thursday morning.

Up to 100 people were hurt, some of them critical, in the crash that involved train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line. The crash also caused part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse, officials said.

According to FOX News, the crash happened around 8:30 a.m.,  one of the busiest times for people commuting to New York City.

Four law enforcement officials said in early investigations that the crash may have been an accident or caused by an operator error, according to NBC New York.

Twitter users posted pictures of the serious damage in the station. At least one of the NJ Transit cars appeared to be partially inside the building, NBC New York said. The train seemed to go through a bumper stop at the end of the track.

“There are fatalities,’’ said a senior transportation official who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly, according to the New York Times. “There are a significant number of injuries. The train was going very fast. There are structural concerns about the facility."

 

"You felt like this huge, huge bang," said passenger Steve Mesiano. "The lights went off, and then you started to see like –- I was in the window seat, so I could see like outside, what was happening, and the roof just collapsed on the first car."

Tearful passengers described people screaming, bloodied and trapped in the first car. Several people who were on the train tweeted they felt "lucky to be alive,” sources told NBC New York.

Jason Danahy was also on the train. He said the train was filled with commuters and pulling into the station when it abruptly came to a halt, according to the NYT.

Rail service has been suspended in and out of Hoboken.