It is at least the ninth time this year that a person or vehicle in Palm Beach County has been hit by a train, and the seventh crash involving a fatality.

LAKE WORTH BEACH — A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday morning in Lake Worth Beach, authorities said.


The person, described only as a male, was struck about 9:45 a.m. at the crossing at 12th Avenue South, just west of Interstate 95, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.


Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue declared the person dead.



Twelfth Avenue South was shut down from Ridge Road to Lake Osborne, the sheriff’s office said.


Amtrak said the train was stopped at the crash site. It reported no injuries among the crew or the 17 passengers on the northbound train, headed to New York from Miami.


It is at least the ninth time this year that a person or vehicle in Palm Beach County has been hit by a train, and the seventh crash involving a fatality.


The most recent was April 2, when a bicyclist was struck by a train on the Florida East Coast Railway track at Washington Avenue near Dixie Highway in Lake Worth Beach.


The last local crash to involve Amtrak occurred Feb. 18 when an Amtrak train struck and killed a woman at the Beeline Highway and West Indiantown Road, near the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area near Jupiter Farms.


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