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Driver killed when train hits truck on railroad tracks

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — An 87-year-old Florida man died after he drove onto the railroad tracks and was hit head-on by a freight train around 1:15 a.m. Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Billy Clark Davis turned onto the tracks and was driving south in Volusia County when the northbound train struck the truck, Lt. Kim Montes said in an email. She said the train was unable to stop in time to avoid the truck.

Davis died at the scene, she said. The two occupants on the train were not injured.

Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash.

David lived in DeLand, Montes said.