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Train vs.Vehicle Accident in Taylor County

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Taylor County, Florida - The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a train versus vehicle accident that occured early Wednesday monring in Taylor County.

Troopers say at around 2:15 am on Wednesday morning (11-24), Leila Wood, 41, was driving her 1985 Mercedes eastbound on US 27 but went into the westbound lane in the area of Connell Road. At that same time, a CSX freight train was traveling southbound crossing US 27 in the area of Connell Road. The front end of the Mercedes collided with the side of the rail car and was dragged approximately 75 feet. FHP say the Mercedes came to finally reast facing eastbound on the shoulder of the railroad tracks.

FHP say Wood was wearing a seatbelt, but suffered serious injuries and was transported to Doctors Memorial Hospital.

Troopers say charges are pending the result of blood alcohol analysis.


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