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.READ MORE: Neighbors Stunned To Hear Long Branch Cop Christopher Walls Accused Of Building Meth Lab In His Home
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.READ MORE: NYC Adding 250 NYPD Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes
Service was restored about three hours later.MORE NEWS: New York State To Adopt New CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated People Starting This Wednesday, Cuomo Says
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