BSO Case Number: 10-1908-001367
Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence: Northeast 48th Street and North Dixie Highway in Deerfield
Victim(s): 64-year-old female
A bicyclist attempting to
cross the railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train Saturday night in
The crash occurred at
approximately 8:29 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 48th Street
and North Dixie Highway. Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives
said the Brightline train was traveling south on the west-side tracks.
Investigators said as the train approached the intersection, witnesses saw a
woman riding her bicycle around the down crossing arms and attempting to cross
the railroad tracks from east to west.
Detectives said the engineer
tried but was unable to stop the passenger train before striking the bicyclist.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the
64-year-old woman dead at 8:35 p.m.
BSO deputies blocked off nearby
roads and rerouted traffic for hours while traffic homicide detectives
temporarily withholding the woman’s name while they try to located and notify
her family. They have not been able to find an address for the victim.
Strzalkowski & Morales, THI
Sgt. Hager, THI
THIS REPORT BY:
August 11, 2019