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'Intentional trespasser' killed by northbound Tri-Rail train, police say

32 passengers onboard at time of crash
Person killed by Tri-Rail train in Wesdt Palm Beah on Aug. 22, 2023..jpg
Posted at 8:11 PM, Aug 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-23 08:46:29-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Tri-Rail train struck and killed an "intentional trespasser" on Tuesday night, a West Palm Beach police spokesman said.

At about 6:25 p.m., a northbound Tri-Rail train struck a "trespasser" at Windsor Avenue and 21st Street, South Florida Regional Transportation Agency spokesman Victor O. Garcia told WPTV in an inquiry.

West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said it was a suicide.

The tracks were closed at 25th Street.

Thirty-two passengers onboard the train waited until about 8 p.m. for the West Palm Beach Police Department to release them.

Tri-Rail personnel then moved the passengers from the incident train to another northbound train, Garcia said.

Tri-Rail trains used the West Palm Beach Station as the northernmost station buses were running between the Mangonia Park and West Palm Beach stations to connect passengers.

On May 29, one person was killed after a Tri-Rail train struck a vehicle in Lake Worth Beach.

On Feb. 26, a male "trespasser" on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a southbound Tri-Rail train between the Boca Raton and Delray Beach stations.