Hillsborough Fire Rescue responded to a fatal train accident in Plant City Friday afternoon. 

  • Nicholas Benigni killed in train accident in Polk County
  • Officials said he pulled into path of oncoming train
  • Benigni died on scene

Officials said one person was killed when his truck collided with a train in the 9000 block of Paul Buchman Highway. The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Friday. 

Officials said Nicholas Benigni did not yield and pulled into the path of the oncoming train. The train applied its brakes and traveled a half mile north until it came to a stop, officials said. 

Benigni died on scene. 

Officials say the railroad crossing in the area don't have arms, just lights, so drivers really have to look and listen before going across. There is a crossing about a half-mile from where the train and truck actually stopped, officials said.

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