Driver killed in fiery box truck crash

A box truck driver was killed in a fiery crash on Sunrise Highway Friday night.

A box truck driver was killed in a fiery crash on Sunrise Highway Friday night. (1/14/17)

WANTAGH - A box truck driver was killed in a fiery crash on Sunrise Highway Friday night.

Police say the box truck driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail before the truck overturned around 8 p.m.

The truck came to rest on top of several unoccupied cars in the Wantagh train station parking lot on Sunrise Highway.

The truck then burst into flames with the driver trapped inside, and several other cars also caught fire, according to police. A total of 150 firefighters responded and it took them more than two hours to extinguish the flames.

The box truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.

No other injuries were reported.

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