SunRail train hits vehicle in Seminole County
LONGWOOD, Fla. – A SunRail train hit a vehicle that was stopped in traffic Wednesday afternoon, according to the Longwood Police Department. Officials said the train clipped the rear end of the vehicle on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, just north of State Road 434. No one was injured. While the road is open and no lanes are blocked, train P324 northbound is delayed by 15 minutes while southbound trains P333 is delayed 32 minutes, P335 is delayed 17 minutes and P331 is delayed 15 minutes as of 5:40 p.m.
Crackdown: Operation Best Foot Forward targets drivers at crosswalks
ORLANDO, Fla. Law enforcement in Central Florida will team up Tuesday to improve pedestrian safety. The Osceola County Sheriffs Office, Orlando Police Department and Longwood Police Department will take part in Operation Best Foot Forward. Deputies and officers will be stationed at seven crosswalks across the area looking for drivers not following the rules. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians could receive a warning or a ticket.
Police identify man hit and killed by Amtrak train he was trying to outrun, police say
LONGWOOD, Fla. – The Longwood Police Department on Wednesday released the name of the 44-year-old man hit and killed by an Amtrak train last Friday night. Keller's friend told police Keller challenged him to outrun the oncoming train and cross the tracks. Javier sprinted across the tracks and made it to the opposite side, but Keller was struck by the train and killed on impact. The Jacksonville-bound train was traveling 50 mph with more than 100 people on board. News 6 records indicate this is the second time in 2019 someone has been killed by an Amtrak train and the 18th time overall since 2014.
Longwood police warn of funeral cemetary schemes
Longwood police said these funeral homes try to take advantage of families, by adding unnecessary charges to their bills. In one common scheme, funeral directors insist a casket is necessary even when performing a direct cremation. To avoid falling victim to this funeral home scheme, consult the Better Business Bureau and check for any complaints. It's also recommended you check out funeral homes on popular review aggregating websites like Google or Yelp. They recommend speaking with your families and loved ones to avoid falling victim to these schemes.