Volunteer killed by train ride at Florida educational farm

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By: Associated Press
October 12, 2017

WILLISTON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida man died after trying to hop on a moving train ride at an educational farm.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 24-year-old Anthony Osburn-Day fell between two train cars Tuesday evening at Kirby Family Farm in Williston. He was pronounced dead at the scene

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Osburn-Day was a volunteer at the nonprofit farm. Troopers say workers were preparing for Halloween-related events, and were having trouble with the engine on the restored locomotive. They were testing it when the accident occurred.

Kirby Family Farm is a non-profit organization and museum that seeks to help at-risk, foster and special needs children. The farm obtained the train this summer to help children learn about transportation and agriculture.

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