MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Authorities say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Virgin Trains USA passenger train Friday afternoon in Pompano Beach.

Broward Sheriff’s Office said it happened near the 18000 block of South Dixie Highway.

The passenger train is part of the Virgin Trains USA fleet, which was recently rebranded by British billionaire Richard Branson from its previous incarnation as Brightline.

Video images from Chopper4 showed a body covered with a yellow tarp on the side of the tracks and investigators on scene.

Authorities have not released the name of the person who was hit by the train.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as more details become available.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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