TRANSPORTATION

Pedestrian struck and killed by Tri-Rail train

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

Tri-Rail commuters faced long delays Sunday morning after a northbound train struck and killed a man on the tracks, according to police.

The incident happened at about 7 a.m. just north of the Golden Glades station near Ives Dairy Road. By 11:30 a.m. train traffic resumed, though with some delays, Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said.

Arnold said the train was taken out of service after the accident, which is normal procedure.

After the incident, the Tri-Rail train remained on the tracks for hours as investigators searched for clues. The body was covered with a yellow tarp.

A Miami-Dade police spokesman said “it’s too soon” to determine whether the case is a suicide.

Commuters were bused between the Fort Lauderdale Airport and Golden Glades stations. Amtrak service also was affected.

At the Hollywood station, dozens of people, many with luggage, waited for the trains to get back on track.

Elbin Alomar arrived at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday to head home to Sebring. At 10 a.m. he was still waiting.

“No one has really given us any information,” he said. “I just want to go already. Of all days, it had to happen today.”

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