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Plant City man killed by train identified

PLANT CITY — Police have identified the man struck and killed by a train Thursday morning.

Michael Ragsdale, 39, of 301 N Thomas St., No. 14, was hit at about 6:40 a.m. near Howard and Renfro streets, Plant City police said.

It appeared Ragsdale had put his head on the track, witnesses said, and was beheaded. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

This is the third train-related death in two months in Hillsborough County.

In March, a 47-year-old woman was walking home from a grocery store in Dover when she was hit by a train. In April, a man walking on tracks in Tampa was hit by an Amtrak train.

Plant City man killed by train identified 05/14/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 14, 2010 5:10pm]
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