1 dead, 1 seriously injured after train collides with SUV, troopers say

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly overnight crash involving a train and an SUV in Marion County.

According to troopers, one person is dead and another is seriously injured after their SUV was hit by a train at the railroad crossing at SE 102nd Street and SE 62nd Avenue.

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Troopers said the SUV was traveling north on SE 62nd Street and attempted to cross the tracks, before it was struck by a northbound train.

The crash occurred around 1 a.m.

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According to troopers, the passenger of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 18, 2021