Woman killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach on eve of debut

Woman Struck Killed by Brightline High Speed Train in Boynton Beach

A Brightline train hit and killed a woman who was on the tracks in Boynton Beach on Friday night, police said.

"It is unclear at this time what she was doing on the tracks", Smith said. "Certainly, safety is our top priority and when these [incidents] occur, as they do, we're prepared".

No one on the train was injured, police said.

He also warned passengers against the dangers of trespassing a railway track.

Officers were called to the scene at 600 North FEC at 6:25 p.m. Friday.

The accident takes place hours before the official debut of the route that will take passengers from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach at speeds as high as 70 miles per hour.

Lavell is the third woman to be killed by a Brightline train before the rail system officially opened to the public Saturday, according to the Sun Sentinel.

A death investigation is underway.

"It's very important that the community understands how to behave and act around railroads", Goddard said.

In November, was on the tracks in Deerfield Beach when she was struck. The diesel-electric train system, which features leather seats, power outlets and free Wi-Fi, provides service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. "There are laws against [trespassing] and that's critical".

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