Man killed ‘trying to beat Brightline train’ in Hollywood

A pedestrian lost his race with a Brightline train Thursday night and was killed while trying to cross railroad tracks in Hollywood, authorities said.

The 43-year-old man was struck about 6:30 p.m. while trying to beat the train at Garfield Road and Dixie Highway, said Battalion Chief Chris Del Campo, spokesman for Hollywood Fire Rescue.

The man’s body landed near Hayes Street, a block south of where he was hit, Del Campo said.

The man died at the scene where a passer-by said he saw the body lying under a sheet as police put up crime-scene tape., 954-356-4542 or Twitter @talanez

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