A man died after being hit by a Brightline train Sunday in Delray Beach, according to police.
The crash happened at 12:47 p.m. on the northbound tracks, about 100 feet south of the Southeast Fourth Street crossing, Delray Beach police confirmed.
The pedestrian died immediately from the impact, police said.
A Brightline spokesman said the death was a suicide.
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"From initial information gathered it appears today’s incident was a suicide. Brightline continues working with the local authorities," the company said in a statement on Sunday.
The private rail line, which debuted in South Florida in early January, has now been involved in five fatalities and two non-fatal accidents since it began testing the train in 2017.
In the previous incidents, a pedestrian or bicyclist has either attempted to cross the train tracks when a train was approaching or stood on the tracks, police said. The most recent case before Sunday’s came on Jan. 19, when a man was injured crossing the tracks in Fort Lauderdale.
The train has not yet begun service in Miami-Dade, but track work and signal testing is underway.
Any witnesses are urged to call Delray Beach Detective Joseph Hart at 561-243-7800.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.