Pompano Beach

1 Dead After Brightline Train Collides With Car in Pompano Beach

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A driver died after a Brightline train crashed into his vehicle Tuesday in Pompano Beach.

The crash happened at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance video shows the moment the train crashed right into the vehicle. The car was dragged for about four blocks until it rested at the intersection of Dixie Highway and South Second Street.

Witnesses say the gates were down when the car drove around them before it was struck. Cellphone video later showed the car in flames and smoke.

One person was killed inside the car while no one on the train was hurt. Passengers had to climb out of the train windows as authorities investigated the scene.

“We were just going down the road, and all of a sudden, you felt the big bump and stuff was flying, debris was flying all over the place ..." said one passenger, Anthony Pace. "It took them a long time to get stopped.”

Officials said the victim was a man, but did not release his age or identity. Train passengers were bused to another station in Fort Lauderdale.

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