Lakeland, FL – A deadly crash taking place Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lakeland leaves a man dead after being hit by a train. The crash is currently under investigation by the Lakeland Police Department.
The crash took occurred April 5th, just before 2 p.m. where police were called out to the area of Tennessee Avenue and Main Street in downtown. The victim, 34-year old Eric John Velazquez was seen walking from the Munn Park to the train tracks, according to witnesses.
A media release posted on the police department’s Facebook page said: “Velazquez appeared to intentionally lean forward into a passing CSX freight train and was hit,”
Velazquez succumbed to his injured a little after 2:30 p.m. after being transported to Lakeland Regional Health.
The crash is currently under investigation.