Bicyclist fatally struck Brightline train in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A bicyclist was fatally struck Tuesday morning by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright, the incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of North Dixie Highway.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a man riding a bicycle across the Florida East Coast railroad tracks and trying to beat the train when he was struck.

Authorities said the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

A section of 33rd Street was closed during the investigation.

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