Woman Struck By Brightline Train, Investigation Underway

The Brightline train doing a preview run struck and killed a Florida woman attempting to beat the train

Witnesses tell police the woman was crossing the tracks after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train.

On the same day of an invitation-only media preview event, a Brightline high-speed train on Friday struck and killed a woman, the Boynton Beach Police Department said.

The train was offering a VIP ride from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach the night before it was set to begin running introductory service.

Police were called to scene just before 6:30 p.m. near 600 North FEC.

Brightline described the most recent fatality as a "tragic" incident.

One of the passenger compartments of a Brightline train is shown as the train heads to Fort Lauderdale Fla. Thursday Jan. 11 2018 near West Palm Beach Fla. The Brightline train will begin introductory service on Saturday with round-trip fares start
The Brightline train was launching on Saturday

A Brightline spokesperson issued a statement, Friday night, that reads, "Brightline's team is cooperating with local authorities. We continue to stress safety and the adherence to the rules and laws in place around active railroads".

A woman, whose death was investigated as a suicide, was hit in July 2017 in Boca Raton.

Passengers were transferred to buses and taken to West Palm Beach.

Service to and from Miami is slated to begin later this year, with Orlando to follow on an undetermined date.

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