Florida woman, 31, struck and killed by new high-speed train as she tried to cross through guard railing a day before grand opening

Mail Online | 1/14/2018 | Associated Press
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A high-speed train transporting reporters and government officials a day before its debut struck and killed a woman, police in Florida said Saturday.

The woman, 32-year-old Melissa Lavell, was crossing the tracks of the new Brightline train after the sun set on Friday, Boynton Beach police said in a statement.

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Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails went down, attempting to beat the train, which was traveling north. No one on the train was injured.

The Brightline train gave VIP rides to government officials and reporters on Thursday and Friday and begins its service on Saturday running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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The company will make 10 round trips daily and nine trips on weekends, starting as early as 6am. It will expand south and north to take passengers from Miami to Orlando.

The Sun Sentinel reported the train was running smoothly Friday...
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