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Person struck and killed on Tri-Rail tracks near Golden Glades

Pedestrian and Cyclist Disasters

A northbound Tri-Rail train was stopped for several hours at the border of Broward and Miami-Dade counties after a pedestrian was struck and killed on the tracks shortly before 7 a.m., a Tri-Rail spokeswoman said.

As a result, the Tri-Rail system experienced "excessive delays" throughout the morning, according to the Tri-Rail website. Tri-Rail spokeswoman said the trains were back to running normally by early Sunday afternoon.

Arnold said that the stopped train had 39 passengers on board, all of whom were interviewed Sunday morning.

The train was heading north between the Golden Glades and Hallandale Beach station shortly before 7 a.m. when it struck the pedestrian, Arnold said.

Law enforcement officials were investigating the incident. No information about the pedestrian was available Sunday. A Miami-Dade police spokesman said "it's too soon" to determine whether the case is a suicide.

Tri-Rail ran buses between the Golden Glades and Fort Lauderdale airport stations, Arnold said.

Dylan Katz, 19, of Coral Springs, said he got on the train about 6:15 a.m. in Miami. He said he was stuck on the train until 11:45 a.m. after the person was struck.

"We were all [angry]," he said, referring to himself and the other passengers.

Staff writer Scott Travis and The Miami Herald contributed to this report.

bsclarkson@tribune.com, 561-243-6609, or Twitter @BrettClarkson_

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