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Tri-Rail Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian Late Wednesday Morning In South Florida

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Third Major Train Event On Wednesday Affecting Broward County, Palm Beach County.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — For the second time Wednesday, a train struck and killed a pedestrian in Broward County. The latest incident is likely to affect Tri-Rail service well into Wednesday afternoon.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office reported this to BocaNewsNow.com around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday: ”Just before 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a crash involving a Tri-Rail train and a pedestrian on the CSX railroad tracks at Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to the scene. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. BSO’s Homicide Unit detectives and Crime Scene Unit investigators are investigating the circumstances of the crash. ”

This follows a pre-dawn crash in Pompano Beach where a freight train hit a pedestrian on the tracks near Dixie Highway and Atlantic Blvd. The led to a multi-hour shutdown to train traffic and vehicular traffic in the area.

On Tuesday, Tri-Rail sustained a major system error which led to the cessation of Tri-Rail service until Wednesday morning. The latest Tri-Rail crash occurred just hours after that situation was resolved.

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