Man killed after Tri-Rail train hits SUV in West Palm Beach

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Person killed after Tri-Rail train hits car in West Palm Beach (WPEC)

A 70-year-old man was killed Thursday night after a SUV was hit by a Tri-Rail train, West Palm Beach police said.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on the tracks along Belvedere Road and Mercer Avenue.

The two collided as the train was heading south and Boanerges Figueroa parked his SUV on the tracks after circling around the gates, which were down, according to police. The cause and manner of death is pending and will be determined by the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner.