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PEDESTRIAN FATALLY STRUCK BY CARGO TRAIN

 

PIO Number: 17-12-10                                            BSO Case Number: 12-1712-000790

Date: Dec. 7, 2017                                                    Time: 3:55 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Place of Occurrence: West Prospect Road and Powerline Road, Oakland Park

Pedestrian(s): Robert Gray, 38, male, 7/30/79, 316 N.W. 45th Court, Oakland Park (DECEASED)


Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a cargo train in Oakland Park.

Around 3:55 a.m. Dec. 7, a northbound CSX train hit Robert Gray, of Oakland Park, near West Prospect and Powerline roads. Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the 38-year-old man dead at the scene. BSO's homicide and crime scene units also responded.

The train's conductor and engineer remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No one else reported any injuries.

The death investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Det. Jeffrey Curtis at 954-321-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

 

INVESTIGATORS:                                                              THIS REPORT BY: 

Det. Curtis, CID                                                                  Joy Oglesby/PIO

Oakland Park                                                                      1350 12/7/17