An eastbound Long Island Rail Road train struck a car on the tracks in Syosset. The driver was killed and Newsday reports, "The gate at the grade-crossing... was repaired one hour before the fatal crash in Syosset....Some witnesses indicated the gate was up at the time of the accident, but a preliminary investigation of an electronic recording device monitoring the gate at Robbins Lane indicated that the gates at the Syosset crossing were in the down position at the time of the crash, [LIRR spokesman Sam] Zambuto told Newsday." (There will be an investigation.) The train was the 8 a.m. from Penn Station, arriving in Huntington at 9:10 a.m.; none of the passengers were injured. Service was suspended between Hicksville and Huntington, but it has been restored to one set of the tracks.
LIRR Train Crashes Into Car, Killing Driver
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