Driver killed after train strikes semitruck on US-27 in Hendry County

Published: November 28, 2022 6:14 PM EST
Updated: November 29, 2022 7:52 AM EST
Tractor trailer after being hit by a train in Hendry County. (Credit: FHP)

The driver of a tractor trailer is dead after his truck was hit by a train in Hendry County Monday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says a 37-year-old Opa Locka man driving the truck was headed east on US-27, west of Flagler Street, at around 2:45 a.m. when he drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by an oncoming train.

Tractor trailer after being hit by a train in Hendry County. (Credit: FHP)

Troopers say no one on the train was hurt, but the train was derailed due to the crash.

The tractor trailer burst into flames after the crash, and US-27 was shut down while crews investigated and cleaned up the scene.