Former St. Thomas Midtown Hospital CEO killed in train accident

77-year-old C. David Stringfield, the former CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Baptist Hospital, now Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, was reportedly killed in a collision with an Amtrack train in Oakland Park, Fla., March 24, according to The Tennessean.

The collision occurred around 1:10 p.m. March 24. Police said Mr. Stringfield reportedly drove his vehicle into the path of an oncoming train as it began to go through the crossing, according to a Sun Sentinel report. The train allegedly struck the passenger side of the vehicle and spun the car into a metal pole.

The Oakland Park Fire Rescue department reportedly pronounced Mr. Stringfield dead at the scene, according to the Sentinel report.

Mr. Stringfield joined the hospital in 1968, eventually becoming president and CEO from 1982 until 1998, according to The Tennessean.

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