Freight train smashes into van at crossing in South Plainfield, New Jersey

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Freight train smashes van at crossing in South Plainfield
Shannon Sohn reports from Newscopter 7 over the scene of the crash.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A freight train smashed into a van in South Plainfield, New Jersey on Friday morning.

It happened at South Clinton Avenue and Tyler Place around 8 a.m.

South Clinton Avenue is closed for the investigation.

The condition of the van's driver or any passengers is not yet known.

This is a freight train crossing that appears to be controlled by lights and signals, but does not appear to have crossing gates.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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