Fatal crash halts train in Volusia, prompts traffic alert
A fatal crash has prompted a train to stop in Volusia County, causing a traffic alert. Daytona Beach police tweeted Tuesday morning that drivers should not cross the railroad tracks from Orange Avenue south to Second Street in neighboring Holly Hill. “A train has stopped due to a fatal accident,” the tweet said. “Please find a route either north or south of the stopped train.”No other details have been released.
Man on scooter struck, killed by commuter train in Florida
Man in scooter dies after struck by Tri-Rail trainFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man riding a scooter was struck and killed by a South Florida commuter train, officials said. Johnny Joseph, 28, was fatally injured around noon Monday at a Fort Lauderdale crossing, the Sun Sentinel reported. Witnesses said Joseph tried to cross the tracks before the Tri-Rail train arrived but didn’t make it in time, police said. Investigators said the man drove around stopped cars and under the guard gates just before the train hit him. The train was going south with about 45 people on it, Tri-Rail officials said.