Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

[last updated on November 16, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.] Citra, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue, and HAZMAT are onsite of a two-train derailment, in which more than 4,000 gallons of fuel spilled. The crash happened at approximately 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, in the vicinity of Northeast 175th Street Road and […]

CSX to close several railroad crossings

CSX to close several railroad crossings

CSX Transportation has scheduled repairs this week for railroad crossings that intersect several Polk County roads. Work at some crossings has already started. Motorists can expect closures along the following roadways: Old Dixie Hwy. Fish Hatchery Road Reynolds Road Payne Street N. Canal Avenue Fairway Avenue Eastside Drive Canal Road All closures are between County […]

Woman hit by train identified

Woman hit by train identified

[Last updated on April 2, 2015, at 11:25 a.m.] Citra, Florida — A woman that was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning, has now been identified. At approximately 12:15 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a pedestrian that had been hit by a train in the 2500 block […]

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

  Ocala, Florida — On January 22, 2014, at approximately 3:56 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Southeast Lake Weir Avenue, after CSX train operators called and said they believe they had struck a person on the tracks. After arriving on the scene, it was determined that the train had […]