BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A 49-year-old Boca Raton man was killed Saturday afternoon when he allegedly tried to run a train crossing gate near I-95 and Palmetto Park Roads. The gate was apparently signaling an oncoming train.
Anthony Carter was driving a 2005 Land Rover and died at the scene.
According to Boca Raton Police:
At 3:18 p.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to a vehicle versus Tri-Rail Train crash that occurred at the railway tracks in the 1800 block of West Palmetto Park Road. The driver of an SUV exited I-95 onto westbound Palmetto Park Road and then crashed through the downed railroad crossing gate. A northbound Tri-Rail train collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle pushing the SUV northbound along the tracks.
The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Michael Daly at (561) 620-6081.