- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

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.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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