New high-speed train making preview run hits and kills woman
MIAMI – A high-speed train that was offering preview runs a day before its debut struck and killed a woman, police in Florida said Saturday.
The woman, Melissa Lavell, 32, was crossing the tracks of the new Brightline train after the sun set on Friday, Boynton Beach police said.
Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train, which was traveling north. No one on the train was injured.