2 people killed after collision with train in Port Salerno

Posted on March 15, 2016

By Elliott Jones

PORT SALERNO — Trains now are moving, almost five hours after a fatal early-morning collision with a pickup, but trains will move slowly until repairs are made at the crossing, according to a Florida East Coast railway spokesman Robert Ledoux.

Six trains were held up after the collision between a pickup truck and train that left two people dead around 3:20 a.m. at Southeast Dixie Highway and Southeast Seaward Street.

The accident closed several crossings in Martin County and held up six overnight freight trains. Those trains are now moving but Treasure Coast motorists can expect that it will take until about 11 a.m. for all of them to pass through, Ledoux said.

Repairs at the accident crossing will include work on some track switches, Ledoux said.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, said spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky.

This story will be updated.

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