DeLand Man Hit, Killed By Train While Traveling On Tracks


UPDATE: The victim in this accident is identified as Billy Clark Davis.

DeLand, FL - Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the death of an 87-year-old DeLand man early this morning.  They say the man was traveling on W. Beresford Road around 1:15 a.m. when for some reason, he drove on to the train tracks. The vehicle was southbound on the tracks and a freight train was heading northbound.

The train was unable to stop and hit the front, left side of his pickup truck. The driver, who is not being identified at this time pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two people on the freight train were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.


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