Monday, December 11

Person struck, killed by Brightline train in St. Lucie County

A person was struck and killed Thursday morning by a Brightline train in St. Lucie County, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred in the Indian River Estates area near Midway Road and U.S. Highway 1 just before 9 a.m.

Detectives said a northbound Brightline train struck and killed a person who was trespassing on the railroad tracks, just north of Midway Road.

A body could be seen on the railroad tracks. The person’s identity wasn’t immediately known.

The crash comes less than a week after Brightline began its service between South Florida and Orlando.

No other information was immediately available.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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