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Man dies after driving car into path of oncoming train in Palm Beach Gardens

Posted: 5:21 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 17:22:23-04
Man dies after driving car into path of oncoming train in Palm Beach Gardens

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The driver of a car that drove around lowered railroad crossing gates and was struck by an oncoming train died Saturday.

Palm Beach Gardens Police say 69-year-old Sandy Ortega Alphonso of Palm Beach Gardens was driving the car that collided with a train at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 near the intersection of Alternate A1A and RCA Blvd.

Multiple witnesses say a red 2015 Honda two-door car drove under the lowered railroad crossing gates as the train approached.

The train struck Alphonso's driver's side, killing him.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.