New high-speed train kills bicyclist, 4th death so far

Brightline train
Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 18:08:00-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A fourth victim has died in Florida after being struck by a new high-speed train.

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater Police said Wednesday the train struck a bicyclist. He is confirmed dead. No other details were released.

Just days earlier as the new Brightline train was offering preview runs before its debut, it struck and killed a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the tracks. Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train.

The Brightline train began its service Saturday running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It will expand to take passengers from Miami to Orlando.

A woman was struck in July in Boca Raton in a case investigated as a suicide, and another woman was hit on the tracks in Deerfield Beach in November.

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