UPDATE: Woman struck and killed by Brightline train ruled a suicide

Posted on July 25, 2017

By: Jennifer Sorentrue, Palm Beach Post

UPDATE: The death of an 18-year-old woman struck and killed by a Brightline train on Monday afternoon was ruled a suicide, Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said.

The train was traveling southbound at around 2:30 p.m. Monday when it hit the woman, Desir said.

There is no fencing in the area to keep people out of the railroad’s right of way.

Brightline is set to launch service between West Palm Beach and Miami later this summer. In preparation for the start of service, the company has been working to promote train safety…

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