Pedestrian struck and killed by Virgin train

A person was struck and killed by a Virgin Trains USA passenger train on the Florida East Coast railroad tracks in Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

It happened about 12:30 p.m. at 1800 S. Dixie Highway, near Cypress Creek Road, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Oglesby.

“Regional Communications received a call that a pedestrian was struck by a Brightline/Virgin Trains USA,” she said. “Oakland Park deputies are assisting.”

Some roads may be closed near the scene during the investigation and drivers were being advised to avoid the area.

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