• Woman struck by train in Marion Co. loses arm

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    BELLEVIEW, Fla. - A young woman lost her right arm after being struck by a train in north Florida, authorities said.
     
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that woman was apparently drunk and upset about a recent breakup when she was lying next to a train track in Belleview early Wednesday morning.
     
    A conductor told deputies that they began blowing the train's horn when they saw the woman, but they couldn't stop the 6,000-foot CSX freight train before hitting her.

    Once the train finally did stop, two conductors found the woman, pulled her from under the train and used a belt to make a tourniquet for her arm.
     
    The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
     
    Reports said that friends of the woman later told the deputy about her recent breakup.


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