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Dump truck driver dies after being hit by train

October 6, 2018

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a dump trucker driver was found dead in a canal a day after being hit by a train in Florida.

Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that 53-year-old Oslavio Morales was found Friday morning in a rural area west of Port St. Lucie.

Florida Highway Patrol says Morales was hauling dirt over a set of tracks Thursday afternoon when a train hit the side of the truck and knocked it into the canal. The impact separated the cab from the rest of the truck. The crossing had a stop sign but no arms.

Officials say the train didn’t derail. No other injuries were reported.

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Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com

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