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Dunkirk Man Killed In Train, Vehicle Collision

Fire police are pictured on Temple Road in Dunkirk, near the scene of Monday’s fatal crash.

DUNKIRK — The New York State Police is continuing its investigation into a crash involving a train that killed a 63-year-old Dunkirk man late Monday morning.

The collision between a CSX train hauling three tankers and a pickup truck occurred on Temple Road, between Route 5 and Willow Road, in the town of Dunkirk around 11:45 p.m. The crash forced the truck — which sustained significant driver-side damage — about a half-mile down the tracks.

The lone occupant of the truck was identified by the state police as William D. Miller, who was pronounced dead at the scene by a Chautauqua County coroner.

Police were assisted Monday by firefighters from West Dunkirk, Fredonia and Forestville, along with county EMS.

The crash remains under investigation, Capt. Eric Balon said.

A CSX train is pictured Monday morning following a collision with a vehicle in the town of Dunkirk. A man was killed in the crash. Photo by Dan Kohler

Monday’s fatality involving a train is the second to occur in about a month in Chautauqua County. On April 8, a woman died after being struck while walking on the tracks in the village of Westfield.

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