Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating an afternoon collision between a Lexus and an Amtrak train in Oakland Park.""
Just after 1 p.m. March 24, a Lexus driven by Charles Stringfield was headed east in the 1500 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard as the passenger train traveled north on the western track that intersects the road. As the train neared the railroad crossing, the crossing gates were in the down position. However, Stringfield’s vehicle had already come to a stop between the crossing gates and the stop bar.
As the train began to go through the crossing, the Lexus drove into its path and was struck. Stringfield’s vehicle then hit the railroad stanchion. Engineer Walter Rozynski brought the train to a controlled stop just north of the railroad crossing.
BSO’s Oakland Park deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to crash site. Stringfield was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation by BSO’s Traffic Homicide Investigations unit continues.
Video From Channel 10 Miami