Pedestrian struck and killed by Tri-Rail in Broward hours after system issue was fixed

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A person was struck and killed by a Tri-Rail train in Broward County on Wednesday, just hours after the railway fixed a system issue that halted the commuter service.

The crash happened on the CSX railroad tracks just south of Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park at 10:08 a.m., according to the Broward County Sheriff Office.

Earlier, a pedestrian also was struck and killed Wednesday by a Florida East Coast Railway freight train in Pompano Beach shortly before 3 a.m.

The southbound Tri-Rail train had 104 passengers, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority said in an email to the Miami Herald.

Tri-Rail says passengers should expect delays. It’s temporarily using buses to shuttle people between its Cypress Creek and Fort Lauderdale stations while police investigate the crash. The commuter train runs through 18 stations across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, including the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports.

On Tuesday afternoon, the railway operator paused while crews worked to fix a system issue that affected the dispatch and radio communications required to run the trains. At about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, the service announced that the issue was fixed.

No other information was immediately available.

This article will be updated.

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