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Person struck and killed by train in Oakland Park

The Broward Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a person was found dead in Oakland Park after reports came in that they were struck by a Tri-Rail train Monday morning.
The Broward Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a person was found dead in Oakland Park after reports came in that they were struck by a Tri-Rail train Monday morning.

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was reported to be struck by a train Monday morning in Oakland Park.

Sky 10 flew over the scene at West Prospect Boulevard and Powerline Road, where the Tri-Rail train was stopped on the tracks near a body covered by a yellow tarp.

The sheriff’s office says it received a call at about 8:45 a.m. saying the person had been hit by the train.

BSO’s homicide unit detectives and crime scene investigators are conducting a death investigation.

The victim’s identity has not been released, and no further details were immediately available.


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