Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-090

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 16, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Woman Walking On Train Tracks Struck By Train

    2 women walking on train tracks fails to hear train and one is struck and killed.
    • Monday
    • March 15, 2010
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dover, FL
    Victim:

    Deborah Sweat, DOB 12-3-62
    13824 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Dover


    The victim and another female were walking down the railroad track as the train was approaching at approximately 60 mph. When the train conductor observed the two females on the track, he sounded the horn. According to the other female (witness) she did not hear or see a train until it was too late. She told investigators that she grabbed the victim and tried to pull her to safety, but was unsuccessful. According to other witnesses, the train conductor was sounding the horn when the female was struck. The victim died at the scene as a result of her injuries.
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