Train hits car in New Smyrna Beach killing at least one, cops say

A least one person died this morning when a train struck a car on railroad tracks in New Smyrna Beach, police say.Few details about the incident have been released, but police said the car was seen driving on the railroad tracks 10th Street.New Smyrna Beach...

Train hits car in New Smyrna Beach killing at least one, cops say

A least one person died this morning when a train struck a car on railroad tracks in New Smyrna Beach, police say.

Few details about the incident have been released, but police said the car was seen driving on the railroad tracks 10th Street.

New Smyrna Beach police officers were directing traffic around that crossing while working to clear the stopped train.

Police said the Florida East Coast Railway train was heading north on the track when it struck the car. At least one person in the vehicle was killed.

Video of the scene showed a mangled car stuck under the front of the train. 

Firefighters told WOFL-Channel 35 the car caught fire after the collision, but was quickly extinguished. 

Police haven’t said why the vehicle was on the railroad tracks.

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