MAN DROWNS IN CANAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY BRIGHTLINE TRAIN

Publish Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:30pm

ANDRES ISRAEL RODRIGUEZ-OLIVA WAS STRUCK BY A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN NEW YEARS DAY, FELL INTO A CANAL AND DROWNED, authorities said.

The Brightine train video revealed that after being struck, Rodriguez-Oliva fell into the water. Twenty minutes later, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue retrieved his body from the canal and declared him dead at the scene.

This was the 11th fatality involving a Brightline train since test runs began in 2018.

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The original article was written by Linda Trischitta of the Sun Sentinel.