Man Crossing Tracks Struck And Killed by Brightline Train in Deerfield Beach

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A brightline train sitting at the station in Fort Lauderdale headed to West Palm Beach, Florida. According to police, a man crossing the train tracks was struck and killed in Deerfield Beach. Photo credit: John Colascione, November, 2019. The Published Reporter.

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – A man crossing the train tracks was struck and killed by a train in Deerfield Beach Wednesday morning. According to police, around 7 a.m. on November 13, Rodney Cox was seen walking westbound along the sidewalk on the south side of Northeast 54th Street in Deerfield Beach.

As a Brightline train traveling southbound approached the nearby crossing, witnesses saw Cox proceed underneath the safety gate and attempt to cross the tracks in front of the train.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue pronounced Cox dead at the scene. A traffic related homicide investigation is ongoing. The men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office remind you to exercise caution when near the train tracks with these safety tips.  

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