An unnamed man was killed after being hit by a Tri-Rail train in Oakland Park the morning of Aug. 16.
The man was struck at Prospect Road and Powerline Road at 8:44 p.m. and was lying dead next to the tracks when fire rescue arrived, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. His name has not been released as law enforcement is working to notify the next of kin.
BSO says that the man was sitting on the railroad tracks facing east; the conductor of the Tri-Rail train turned on the horn and emergency brakes, but “the victim was unable to move off the tracks and was struck by the train.”
Crime scene and homicide detectives determined that there was no “suspicious trauma or foul play” and the man’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for further examination.