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Teen killed by freight train in Deerfield Beach was 4-star football recruit

17-year-old Bryce Gowdy set to attend Georgia Tech


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a freight train struck and killed a pedestrian in Deerfield Beach.

It happened near the intersection of Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast 10th Street about 4 a.m. Monday.

A representative from Florida East Coast Railway told Local 10 News the pedestrian jumped in front of the train.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Bryce Gowdy.

He was taken to Broward Health North with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

Gowdy was a four-star recruit from Deerfield Beach High School. He graduated in December and was set to attend Georgia Tech in the spring.

Georgia Tech honored Deerfield Beach five-star recruit Bryce Gowdy after his death.
Georgia Tech honored Deerfield Beach five-star recruit Bryce Gowdy after his death. (WPLG)

Deputies have not revealed anything about the circumstances leading up to the collision.

Southwest 10th Street was blocked at Dixie Highway while the train was stopped on the tracks. It was cleared about 7 a.m.


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