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Woman killed by train connected to shoplifting incident, Lantana police say

Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 14:59:33-05

Lantana police say a Brightline train struck and killed a woman Wednesday evening February 13.

It happened around 5:40 p.m. on the tracks just north of Hypoluxo Road, according to police.

They said an investigation determined the woman was connected to a suspected shoplifting incident at the nearby K-Mart shortly before being hit by the train.

K-Mart loss prevention witnessed shoplifting involving two women, according to a Lantana investigator. He said a loss prevention officer told the women to stay put but one ran.

Police said neither police nor loss prevention chased her.

She has not yet been identified.