Jason Parker

Man Killed After Being Struck by Tri-Rail Train in Pompano Beach

A man was killed after being hit by a Tri-Rail train as it came into the Pompano Beach station Friday morning.

Tri-Rail officials say the victim was struck by the train around 8:30 a.m. off Northwest 8th Avenue just south of Sample Road.

None of the 250 people on board the train were hurt, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as 29-year-old Mohamed Slimani, of West Palm Beach.

Police are calling it an accident, saying the victim was running after the train and grabbed onto a railing when he lost grip and fell under the train. Tri-Rail worked to resume service for the passengers who were stranded.

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