2 killed when commuter train hits car stuck on tracks

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A commuter train hit and killed two people whose car got stuck on the tracks in Florida.

A Broward Sheriff’s Office news release says the Tri-Rail train was heading north on Sunday when it hit the car near Pompano Beach.

The driver, 91-year-old William Richards, and passenger, 79-year-old Richard Leftingwell, both died at the scene. Officials say about 80 passengers were on the train, which runs from Miami to West Palm Beach. No injuries to passengers were reported.

The crash delayed trains and affected traffic in the area for about two hours.

Pompano Beach is north of Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.


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