News: 2 dead after Brightline train hits car going around gate

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Posted: December 31, 2021

AVENTURA, FL - Authorities said two people were killed in a railroad accident in Aventura early Thursday morning, WSVN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

Authorities said the two victims were in a Toyota that was struck by a Brightline train on the tracks along West Dixie Highway near 214th Terrace at around 6 a.m.  Their identities have not yet been released.

The incident happened after the driver of the car tried to make it around the crossing gate, but became stuck on the tracks and was hit.  A Brightline spokesman released a statement that said, "“This was a tragic event and the direct result of an individual driving around the gates which were down, flashing and bells ringing, signaling an approaching train.”

No one was injured on the train, officials said.

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