Fourth Person Killed By High-Speed Brightline Train

Unfortunately, the new, high-speed Brightline train is at the center of another tragic, South Florida death.

Authorities say a man struck and killed by a Brightline train Sunday in Delray Beach has become the fourth person killed by the high-speed line this year.

Delray Beach Police officials said the train hit the man just after 12:30 p.m. near the Southeast Fourth Street crossing. 

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not describe the circumstances that led to the man's death.

Three others have been killed and at least two people have been hurt by the trains since the high-speed service debuted in January.

Two other people were killed by Brightline trains during test runs last year.

In response, the company has pledged to increase safety measures at crossings, but stressed the trains weren't to blame for the incidents. In several cases, pedestrians ignored warning lights and safety gates to cross the tracks as the trains approached. 

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