SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – One person died Monday afternoon after a SunRail train crashed into a pickup truck near Sanford, the Seminole County Fire Department announced.
The crash happened at West Airport Boulevard and Old Lake Mary Road around 3:37 p.m., according to Florida Highway Patrol.
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Troopers said the truck was driving north along Old Lake Mary Road as the train was headed north along the railroad tracks.
The railroad gate arms came down, and the signal lights were activated, but the truck driver tried to make a right turn onto West Airport Boulevard, troopers said. As a result, the train crashed into the right side of the truck, according to FHP.
In a release, troopers said the truck driver died at the scene. The release shows that no one aboard the train was injured in the crash.
SunRail posted to Twitter that Train P332 northbound would be canceled, and Trains P322 northbound and P329 southbound would be delayed two hours as police responded to the tracks between the Lake Mary and Sanford stations.
Train P332 NB is canceled. P322 NB and P329 SB are delayed 2 hrs for police assistance near the tracks between the Lake Mary and Sanford stations. A bus bridge is in place between these stations. We will continue to provide updates.— SunRail (@RideSunRail) December 19, 2022
In 2015, another crash occurred at this crossing involving a SunRail train and a vehicle.
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