SOUTH PLAINFIELD — A van crashed into the side of a freight train on Friday morning.

The crash took place on Clinton Avenue between Hamilton Boulevard and Tyler Place.

Police closed the street during the investigation.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News, which had a helicopter over the crash scene, said the crossing has lights and a signal but no gates.

The area is a block from the Stelton Avenue interchange for Route 287.

South Plainfield police did not immediately return a message seeking additional information about injuries and the circumstances of the crash.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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