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2-year-old boy hit by train in Central Florida dies from injuries

Train also struck babysitter
Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 12, 2016

Deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are investigating a deadly train accident Monday involving a toddler.

Hunter Fink, 2, and his babysitter, Heather Henderson, 26, were hit by the train in the area of Pattie Road and Paul S. Buchman Highway just before noon.

They were both were flown to area hospitals.  Hunter died from his injuries a short time later at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, Hunter and his 4-year-old sister were walking along the train tracks on a bridge with Henderson and another adult male identified as Cody Williams.

When they realized a train was coming, Williams grabbed the 4-year-old girl and jumped off the bridge to safety.  Nocco said it was about an 8-foot jump.

Henderson was holding Hunter, but was unable to jump out of the way. 

Nocco described the bridge being located after a sharp turn, which is why they likely didn't see the train.

CSX officials are on the scene investigating.

Officials say the train was traveling as much as 60 mph and took a mile and a half to come to a stop.

The train had left Tampa and was traveling to destination in Georgia.