MAN CROSSING TRAIN TRACKS STRUCK AND KILLED

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
19-11-17
BSO Case Number:
10-1911-001990
Date:
Nov.13, 2019
Time:
6:56 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Deerfield Beach 
Place of Occurrence:
100 N.E. 54th St., Deerfield Beach
Pedestrian:
Rodney Cox, 19, male, 6/22/00, 1316 S.W. First Terrace, Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)     
Suspect(s):

Description of Incident:
A man crossing the train tracks was struck and killed by a train in Deerfield Beach Wednesday morning.

Around 7 a.m. Nov. 13 Rodney Cox was seen walking westbound along the sidewalk on the south side of Northeast 54th Street in Deerfield Beach. As a Brightline train traveling southbound approached the nearby crossing, witnesses saw Cox proceed underneath the safety gate and attempt to cross the tracks in front of the train.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue pronounced Cox dead at the scene. 

The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing.

The men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office remind you to exercise caution when near the train tracks with these safety tips.  

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. Wiley, THI
Deerfield Beach; BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Robyn Hankerson/PIO
11/14/19  1638