Florida Highway Patrol Investigates Truck Vs. Train Crash, Driver Missing
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Florida Highway Patrol) — A possible fatal traffic crash occurred on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., at 12701 Glades Cutoff Road, Saint Lucie, County. A dump truck was traveling southeast on the dirt roadway at the entrance of 12701 Glades Cutoff Road, across the railroad tracks. The train was southwest on the railroad tracks approaching the railroad crossing. A collision occurred, and the truck was projected in a southwestern direction, off the dirt roadway into the canal. The train did not derailed. The dump truck cab became separated from the body of the vehicle. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue had a dive team and drone submarine on-scene and searched the canal for the driver and cab of the dump truck.