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Pedestrian Killed by Tri-Rail Commuter Train Was Blind

Man Fatally Struck by Train in Central Florida
Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 17:44:00-04

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed earlier this week when he was struck by a Tri-Rail train in South Florida was blind.

Broward Sheriff's officials said Thursday that Michael Nesmith, 55, became blind as a teenager due to an accident, and that he may have been disoriented when he walked onto the tracks. He was struck Tuesday at the Dania Beach Station near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The train was heading north when it struck Nesmith.

The crash caused major delays during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

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