Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-186

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 2, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffered fatal injuries in train crash.
    • Saturday
    • April 30, 2016
    • Time: 4:05 PM
    • Candis Road and Paul Buchman Highway
    • Plant City, Florida

    Vehicle:  

    • 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Driver:

    Bruce Dean
    DOB: 1-22-97
    1410 South Collins Street
    Plant City

    Passenger: Fatality

    Angel Fidel Garcia-Vera
    DOB: 2-16-96
    1514 Plantation Grove Court
    Plant City

    Details:

    On April 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm the crash occurred at the railroad crossing for Candis Road and Paul Buchman Highway.  A CSX freight train was traveling southbound on the tracks approaching Candis Road when a vehicle which was traveling westbound on Candis Road attempted to beat the train.  The driver drove into the path of the train resulting in the train striking the passenger side of the vehicle.  The impact pushed the vehicle southeast and off the tracks into a ditch, overturning onto the driver's side.  The driver was transported to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.

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