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Lake Worth man struck and killed by Brightline train

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A Brightline train is shown at the station, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Brightline train will begin introductory service on Saturday, with round-trip fares starting at $20 between its Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline train on Wednesday in Lake Worth Beach, WPTV reports.

Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, told the WPTV that deputies were initially called to a crash at 9 a.m. on 10th Avenue North and North G Street.

The pedestrian was standing on the tracks for unknown reasons and refused to move while the train was barreling toward him, according to a witness.

The Southbound train struck and killed him.

Both the local police and Brightline officials ask that people use caution when crossing train tracks, to prevent further incidents like this one from happening.