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Dumont SUV Driver, 54, Killed In Freight Train Crash

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Photo Credit: Aidan Flannery for DAILY VOICE
The CSX train hit the vehicle at Columbia and Cortland avenues near the Bergenfield border around 8:30 a.m.
The CSX train hit the vehicle at Columbia and Cortland avenues near the Bergenfield border around 8:30 a.m. Photo Credit: Aidan Flannery for DAILY VOICE
At the scene.
At the scene. Photo Credit: Keith Smollin

DUMONT, N.J. -- A 54-year-old Dumont man died after an SUV he was driving was struck by a freight train Saturday morning.

The southbound CSX train hit the vehicle at Columbia and Cortland avenues in Dumont around 8:30 a.m. and pushed it a short distance across the Bergenfield border before the SUV slid off the tracks.

The victim was later pronounced dead at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

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