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Dual train accidents kill two, snarl traffic in Palm Beach

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A Brightline train departs from MiamiCentral station for the train’s first day of service to West Palm Beach, Fl., Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Miami. Brightline is a privately funded rail service owned by Florida East Coast Industries. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL)- Two people are dead following a pair of train accidents along different rail lines Tuesday morning.

One person was killed in Lake Worth Beach when a northbound Brightline train struck and killed them at around 7:30 AM near 10th Ave. N. and and F Street according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

Three hours later, a person was killed in the city of West Palm Beach just after 10:00 AM when they were hit by a northbound Tri-Rail train near Summit Blvd. south of Southern.

Passenger rail service on both lines is shut down while police investigate and Summit Blvd. is currently closed to traffic at the rail crossing near I-95.

Three people in Palm Beach County have died since last week in collisions with Brightline trains including a 67 year old man on Sunday in Boynton Beach and another individual last Tuesday in Delray.

Of the 59 people killed statewide by Brightline trains since 2017, investigators have determined many of the deaths to be suicides.

This is a developing story.