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Tri-Rail train strikes vehicle, killing driver

Crash occurred on 18th Street
Maintenance work could cause Tri-Rail delays
Posted at 6:41 PM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 17:31:11-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. —

at approximately 4:20 pm, the operator of a 2009

A Tri-Rail northbound train struck a vehicle, killing the driver, Boca Raton police said Thursday.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. at 1900 SW 18th St., which is north of Hillsboro Boulevard and south of Palmetto Park Road. The affected train was 630 North and northbound service was delayed. Southbound wasn't affected.

The 2009 Honda Pilot was traveling west when the driver continued through the lowered railroad crossing gates, Boca police said Friday. The person, whose age and sex wasn't identified, was the only one in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

In August, a pedestrian reported to be struck and killed by a train in Oakland Park.

And in March, a man was killed after, police said, he was struck by a Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale while riding a scooter.

In February 2020, a Tri-Rail train fatally struck a male pedestrian at Forest Hill Boulevard in Lake Clarke Shores near West Palm Beach.