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Man on Motorized Scooter Struck and Killed by Train in Fort Lauderdale

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Police are investigating after a man on a standup motorized scooter was struck and killed by a train in Fort Lauderdale Monday.

The incident was reported around noon in the 2100 block of Northwest 6th Street.

Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. Deanna Greenlaw said vehicles had been stopped for a passing train when the scooter rider went around the traffic and tried to go around the guard gate that was down for the passing Tri Rail train.

"Unfortunately this individual played a very tragic gamble and went around those safety measures, and it cost him his life," Greenlaw said.

Footage showed the victim's body not far from the tracks with a Tri Rail train stopped nearby and Fort Lauderdale police officers at the scene.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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