2 killed in crash with Brightline train in Delray Beach

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 9:16 PM EST
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Two people were killed Wednesday night when their SUV was struck by a Brightline train, Delray Beach police said.

Delray Beach police and fire-rescue responded to the crash about 8 p.m.

Witnesses said the vehicle was on the tracks when it was struck by the southbound train, the police agency posted on Twitter. A freight train earlier had passed through.

Lindell Boulevard was shut down at Old Dixie Highway in all directions while police investigated the crash. The area eventually reopened by Thursday morning.

The Florida East Coast Railway tracks are just west of Dixie Highway.

Police could be seen inspecting a vehicle that was on its side along the tracks.

Brightline has said it would begin testing trains at 110 mph in Palm Beach County beginning Feb. 11 and continuing through March.

The closest Brightline train station is in Boca Raton, which opened in December.

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