NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An LIRR train struck a pickup truck that was on the tracks near Deer Park Monday afternoon.

The driver of the truck was killed, authorities said.

There were no injuries on board the train, according to the MTA.

The MTA Police’s preliminary report indicates the gates were down with lights flashing and bells sounding when the driver, 94, drove around the gates and into the path of the oncoming train.according to the MTA.

Service on the Ronkonkoma Branch was temporarily suspended after the collision.

Service was restored about three hours later.

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