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South Florida football player dies after being hit by train

Posted at 8:17 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 20:29:28-05

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A star high school football player in South Florida was killed after he was hit by a freight train.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office says 17-year-old Bryce Gowdy died at a hospital Monday after he was struck by a freight train in Deerfield Beach.

The sheriff's office said in a statement that it was investigating the events surrounding Gowdy's death, and that the cause and manner of death would be determined by the medical examiner's office.

Gowdy was a wide receiver and defensive back for Deerfield Beach High School. He was signed to play for Georgia Tech.