Broward Sheriff’s Officers work the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a car has left one man dead in Oakland Park Friday afternoon, March 24, 2017. The crash occurred about 1:10 Friday afternoon at the railroad crossing on Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Interstate 95, according to Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. No other injuries were reported, she said. The train was northbound when it struck the passenger-side rear fender of the eastbound car and spun it around into a metal pole, according to Broward Sheriff’s investigators. There was only one person in the car and Oakland Park Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene. Traffic homicide investigators did not release the driver’s identity. Amtrak shares the rails with Tri-Rail commuter trains so service was interrupted for at least two hours, Arnold said.
Broward Sheriff’s Officers work the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a car has left one man dead in Oakland Park Friday afternoon, March 24, 2017. The crash occurred about 1:10 Friday afternoon at the railroad crossing on Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Interstate 95, according to Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. No other injuries were reported, she said. The train was northbound when it struck the passenger-side rear fender of the eastbound car and spun it around into a metal pole, according to Broward Sheriff’s investigators. There was only one person in the car and Oakland Park Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene. Traffic homicide investigators did not release the driver’s identity. Amtrak shares the rails with Tri-Rail commuter trains so service was interrupted for at least two hours, Arnold said. Taimy Alvarez Sun Sentinel
Broward Sheriff’s Officers work the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a car has left one man dead in Oakland Park Friday afternoon, March 24, 2017. The crash occurred about 1:10 Friday afternoon at the railroad crossing on Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Interstate 95, according to Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. No other injuries were reported, she said. The train was northbound when it struck the passenger-side rear fender of the eastbound car and spun it around into a metal pole, according to Broward Sheriff’s investigators. There was only one person in the car and Oakland Park Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene. Traffic homicide investigators did not release the driver’s identity. Amtrak shares the rails with Tri-Rail commuter trains so service was interrupted for at least two hours, Arnold said. Taimy Alvarez Sun Sentinel

One person dead after train crashes into car in Oakland Park

March 24, 2017 2:35 PM