DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a Zephyrhills man was
killed when a freight train hit his sport utility vehicle.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 79-year-old Robert Stephens was driving the SUV Wednesday afternoon when it pulled onto the tracks and into the train's path.
The FHP reports there were no crossing gates at the location and the front of the engine hit the SUV's right-side.
The train dragged the SUV along the tracks, and then pushed it onto an
The SUV overturned and ejected the driver.
Stephens died at the scene, and the stopped train blocked
traffic for hours.