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

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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