‘Tragic’ pedestrian death ends Brightline VIP trip in Boynton

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:00am

A woman was killed Friday in Boynton Beach by a Brightline train, one day before the company begins service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

The train was traveling north on the Florida East Coast Railway when it struck the woman at 6:25 p.m. near Northeast Sixth Avenue. It is unclear what the woman was doing on the tracks, according to Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Jaclyn Smith.

Police have not identified the woman. There were passengers on the train, but no one was injured, Smith said. Brightline was offering invitation-only rides to reporters, politicians and others on Friday. After the crash, passengers were taken by bus to West Palm Beach.

Brightline released a statement Friday night that read: “Brightline’s team is cooperating with local authorities. This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. We continue to stress safety and the adherence to the rules and laws in place around active railroads.”

 

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