93-year-old man killed after driving onto railroad tracks, colliding with SunRail train

SANFORD, Fla. — Update: A 93-year-old man died after he drove onto train tracks and collided with a SunRail train, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just before 3:40 p.m. at Old Lake Mary Road and West Airport Boulevard. The driver of the Ford F-150, who has not been identified, was traveling north on Old Lake Mary Road approaching West Airport Boulevard as the train was also heading north parallel to Old Lake Mary Road.

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After the railroad gate arms came down and the signal lights were activated, the driver attempted to make a right turn to head east on West Airport Boulevard, entering the train tracks in the direct path of the train and was struck.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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See our earlier coverage below:

One person is dead after a SunRail train and a vehicle collided Monday afternoon, according to Seminole County Fire Rescue.


It happened near the tracks between the Lake Mary and Sanford stations.

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As of 4:20 p.m., trains P327 southbound and P332 northbound are canceled, P322 northbound is delayed two hours and P329 southbound has been delayed an hour as a result of the crash.

A bus bridge is being implemented, SunRail tweeted.

This is a developing story. Check back later for details.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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