Man dead after train hits dump truck
HAWTHORNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man driving a dump truck was killed when he backed into the path of a train.
The Gainesville Sun reports that the crash occurred Wednesday morning in Hawthorne.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 59-year-old Terry Owens was pulling out of a private driveway that intersects a set of railroad tracks when the CSX train hit the truck’s left side.
Owens was pronounced dead at the scene. No injuries were reported on the train.
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com