“If the flaps are down you are supposed to stop” :Truck hit by train after attempting to go around cross guard arms

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Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 12:23 PM EDT
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STARKE, Fla. (WCJB) - One person is dead and two others are hurt after a pickup truck was struck by a train in Bradford County.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night a Ford F-250 was heading east on Paul Street.

The truck approached a CSX railroad crossing which troopers say had its cross guard arms down and lights on as a train was coming.

The driver of the truck went around the arms and was struck by the train.

A 57-year-old man from Lawtey was killed and two others in the truck suffered serious injuries.

Troopers are still working to determine which person was driving the truck.

No one on the train was hurt.

Joalice lives in the city. She thinks people should follow the railroad crossing signal when it is flashing.

“If the flaps are down you are supposed to stop and wait until the train goes down,” said Joalice.

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