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Brightline high-speed train strikes SUV, kills woman

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, but her name has not been released.
Courtesy of Brightline Brightline's Bright Blue passes by the West Palm Beach Station. The rail line has proposed a route between Orlando and Tampa.
Courtesy of Brightline Brightline's Bright Blue passes by the West Palm Beach Station. The rail line has proposed a route between Orlando and Tampa.
Published Nov. 16, 2019

AVENTURA — Florida authorities say a woman died when her SUV was hit by a high-speed train at a railroad crossing.

Authorities told news outlets that a woman was driving a Mercedes SUV Friday afternoon near the suburb of Aventura and was trying to cross the tracks when a Brightline train struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, but her name has not been released.

Federal Railroad Administration records show that 11 people were killed by Brightline high-speed trains between Jan. 1 and May 31. Media reports show at least eight more deaths since then.

Brightline connects Miami and West Palm Beach.

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