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Dramatic video surfaces of train hitting watermelon truck

June 2, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel has obtained dramatic smartphone footage from 15 year-old Sumter County resident Austin Broderick of last Wednesday’s train-on-watermelon truck collision just outside the Villages. Austin and his father Dean, 46, were just two miles from home when they realized they were about to bear witness to the type of disaster the average person would normally spend hours searching for on YouTube. Surveying the aftermath, Austin notes the damaged fruits are “good watermelons.”

“They were good watermelons!” his father corrects.

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