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FedEx driver dies after being hit by train

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Posted at 9:22 PM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-11 21:22:00-04

 HAWTHORNE, Fla. (AP) - The driver of a FedEx delivery truck that was struck by a train in north Florida earlier this month has died from his injuries.


      The Gainesville Sun reports that 51-year-old Martin Beckles died Wednesday at a Gainesville hospital.


      According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Beckles was attempting to cross a set of tracks in Hawthorne on July 3 when a CSX train heading to the Tampa Bay area hit the passenger side of his truck.


      The crossing doesn't have an arm, and there was heavy rain. It took the train a half-mile to stop after the crash.