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Tri-Rail train hits truck on 6th Avenue in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A Tri-Rail train in Lake Worth struck a vehicle on Friday morning, that was occupied just moments before the collision.

The crash happened at 5:09 a.m. on 6th Avenue South at Alpine Avenue, and caused area road closures.

Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said a northbound train struck a truck that was on the tracks. 

Varoly Olivares told the Palm Beach Post the gates were up when crossed over the tracks, “The GPS told me to turn right, I turn right and I realize I was on the railroad tracks. I was trying to back up and my truck got stuck and then I saw the train coming and I put my blinkers on and he (the train) didn’t stop.”

Olivares said he walked away from his truck when he saw the train coming. He was not hurt.

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Tri-Rail set up a bus service between the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach stations while the tracks were being cleared.

Train service was delayed about 30 minutes due to the crash.

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