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Man walking along tracks struck, killed by Amtrak train, police say

Passenger train traveling southbound at time
West Palm Beach Police Department vehicle, generic, Dec. 21, 2023
Posted at 11:25 PM, May 01, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A southbound Amtrak train struck and killed a man walking on the tracks, a police spokesman said Wednesday night.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the man, described as a "trespasser," was hit about 1,000 feet north of 15th Street, according to spokesman Mike Jachles.

The train rain came to a rest near 15th Street and did not block traffic.

The West Palm Beach Amtrak station is at 209 S. Tamarind Avenue, about a mile from where the crash occurred.

Amtrak runs Silver Meteor and Silver Trains through West Palm Beach with scheduled arrivals at 5 p.m.

Amtrak, along with Brightline and freight trains, use the CSX tracks.

A 61-year-old West Palm man was killed in a March 26 crash involving his SUV and an Amtrak train about 3 miles north of the train station.