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HOBOKEN, NJ (CNN) — The engineer operating the New Jersey Transit train involved in a fatal rush-hour crash at a station in Hoboken is Thomas Gallagher, 48, said New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.

Gallagher has been an employee of New Jersey Transit for 29 years, Snyder said.

Thursday’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, is an “extraordinary tragedy,” Governor Chris Christie said. He gave this description: ‘The train came in at a high rate of speed into the station and crashed through all the barriers, bringing it right to the interior wall of the terminal.’

Authorities said earlier that Gallagher was treated and released from the hospital after the Thursday morning crash, and is cooperating with investigators.

Thursday’s crash injured dozens and resulted in one fatality.

The person who died in the train crash Thursday has been identified as a 34-year-old woman from Hoboken.