Broward County

Fort Lauderdale police ID victim in deadly Tri-Rail crash

Fort Lauderdale police on Monday identified a driver who failed to stop for railroad crossing gates on Cypress Creek Road, was struck by a train and died Friday morning.

Jay Michael Manzo, 35, of Fort Lauderdale was driving his 2002 Mazda sedan east on Cypress Creek shortly before 7 a.m. when he failed to stop at the gates, drove onto the CSX railroad tracks and was hit by a southbound Tri-Rail.

He died at the scene.

Parts of the road and the tracks were shut down for several hours.

Police are investigating and asking anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Jonathan Graham at 954-828-5125.