Palm Beach Post: UPDATE: Man struck, killed by train in Pompano Beach ID’d by sheriff

Posted on June 26, 2018

By: Julius Whigham II, Palm Beach Post

5:30 p.m. Wednesday UPDATE: The Broward County Sheriff’s Office identified the man who died as William Chase, 23.

Chase had no known address, the sheriff’s office said.

Original post: A pedestrian in Broward County was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning, authorities said, making him the third confirmed death on South Florida railroad tracks in the past week.

Tuesday’s incident happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. on the CSX tracks at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near North Andrews Avenue and Hammondville Road, about 5 miles south of Boca Raton.

The victim was a man believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said.

Witnesses told investigators the man tried to dodge the train. The train did not stop, and it is believed that its conductor was not aware that someone had been hit…

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