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Driver dies after hitting LIRR pillar in Lindenhurst, railroad spokeswoman says

The driver was killed after a vehicle crashed

The driver was killed after a vehicle crashed into a Long Island Rail Road pillar just west of the Lindenhurst LIRR station at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday. Credit: Bryan Lopez

High speed proved fatal for a man driving in Lindenhurst, who struck a Long Island Rail Road pillar just west of the station at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, a railroad spokeswoman said.

The individual, who was not named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Train speeds were reduced until railroad inspectors determined it was safe for them to resume their usual speeds at about 4:30 a.m., the spokeswoman said.

No further details were immediately available.

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