Tacoma police investigating deadly crash involving car, train

TACOMA -- Police are investigating a deadly crash between a car and a train Tuesday morning in Tacoma.

Authorities were called before 3:00 a.m. to Lincoln Avenue and Milwaukee Way in the New Tacoma area.

Police say the driver, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers in the car.

Officials diverted traffic and the area was expected to remain closed during the morning commute.

It was not immediately clear why the car was on the train tracks.

There are no flashing lights or railroad crossing arm at that spot.