Tate Grad Killed By Train

March 27, 2008

A 19 year old Tate High School graduate was killed when he pulled into the path of a train in the Cottage Hill community about noon Wednesday.

Friends say Matt Byrd probably was unable to see the oncoming train due to high brush in the area when he pulled out of a driveway and into the path of the train.

The crossing near Highway 95A and McKenzie Road has no crossing arms or warning lights, just a wood railroad crossing sign.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. They say no charges will be filed.

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