Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Brevard County

Sheriff’s officials rule death a suicide

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was killed Tuesday when a train struck her along State Route 514, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said they responded to State Route 514 (Malabar Road) east of U.S. Highway 1 after a northbound Florida East Coast Railway train struck the pedestrian.

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The woman was fatally injured in the collision and died at the scene, troopers said. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death was ruled a suicide.

The train blocked State Route 514, though drivers could still use Palm Bay Road as an alternate east-west route after the crash, FHP announced.

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