Woman Struck, Killed by Brightline High-Speed Train in Boynton Beach

A Brightline train struck and killed a Florida woman during preview runs a day before its official launch Saturday

A Brightline train struck and killed a Florida woman during preview runs a day before its official launch Saturday

Boynton Beach Police are investigating after a woman was struck by a Brightline train Friday evening. The train was traveling north on the Florida East Coast Railway.

Smith said nobody on the train was injured.

The Brightline train gave VIP rides to government officials and reporters on Thursday and Friday and began its service on Saturday running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Police were called to the scene at around 6:25 p.m.

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Jaclyn Smith told the news outlet that it was still unclear how the woman got on the tracks and that though there were people on the train, there were no other injuries.

A Brightline spokesperson issued a statement, Friday night, that reads, "Brightline's team is cooperating with local authorities. We continue to stress safety and the adherence to the rules and laws in place around active railroads".

Detectives were in the process of notifying the victim's family.

The death investigation is ongoing at this time.