1 dead after Brightline train slams into SUV in Aventura

Driver of Mercedes-Benz SUV killed in crash

One person is dead after a Brightline train collided with an SUV in Aventura on Friday.

AVENTURA, Fla. – A driver is dead after a Brightline train collided with an SUV in Aventura on Friday.

The crash occurred at Dixie Highway and Ives Dairy Road, just across from the Aventura Mall.

Police said the female driver of the Mercedes-Benz SUV died in the crash. Police have not said whether there were any other passengers in the vehicle.

It's not known exactly where the collision took place and how far the vehicle was pushed down the railroad tracks.

A portion of Dixie Highway in the Aventura area was closed as authorities investigated the fatal crash.

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