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.