SUV Driver Fatally Hits Elevated Train Pillar, Police Say
KINGSBRIDGE — A driver was killed in The Bronx early Sunday after striking an elevated train's support pillar near Van Cortlandt Park, police said.
Police who responded to 911 calls reporting the accident at 12:15 a.m., and said that the driver, who was alone in his 2001 Isuzu Rodeo, was headed southbound on Broadway under the elevated 1 train tracks, when he struck one of the train's pillars near West 240th Street.
After hitting the metal-and-concrete beam, the Rodeo caught fire, police said, burning the driver severely. The FDNY put the blaze out, but rescuers declared the driver dead at the scene.
Police said an investigation was ongoing. Police did not release the identity of the driver, pending family notification.