Police: Melbourne woman killed after being hit by Brightline train on Christmas Eve

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A Melbourne woman has died after she was hit by a train on Christmas Eve.


Melbourne police officers were called to 942 Aurora Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of a pedestrian who was hit by a train.

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The pedestrian was identified by police Tuesday as 36-year-old Katherine Stimus of Melbourne.

Police say a Brightline Train appears to have collided with Stimus, killing her.

The Melbourne Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is looking into the sequence of events leading up to the collision.

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They’re asking anyone with information on what may have happened to call Detective Jennifer Frost at (321) 608-6459.

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