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Clarence Taylor Struck And Killed By Train While Fishing With Fiancée

Clarence Taylor was struck and killed by a train while fishing with his 54-year-old fiancée.

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They were fishing on the railroad tracks over Taylor Creek east of U.S. 1 and north of downtown Fort Pierce when a passing train fatally struck Taylor, Fort Pierce police said.

As the northbound train approached the two, the conductor sounded the horn, police officials said.

The 54-year-old said, the train hit her leg, knocking her into the water.

Taylor couldn’t get out of the way fast enough. The train hit him, knocking him into the water, said a police spokeswoman.

He died at the scene, police said.

A Florida East Coast Railway spokesperson did not return phone calls seeking comment.

The 54-year-old woman, sitting outside her home near St. Lucie Boulevard and North 25th Street, described Taylor as a loving man who got along with everyone.“He always made people laugh,” she said. “He was always clowning around.’’

The 54-year-old said, the two are from Virginia and met more than a decade ago through Taylor’s mother. She said Taylor was an only child and worked in a restaurant.

The police spokeswoman said, the speed the train was traveling is under investigation.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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