• SunRail train fatally strikes pedestrian near Kissimmee

    By: Jason Kelly


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A SunRail train fatally struck a pedestrian Wednesday evening near Kissimmee, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

    The male pedestrian was hit at about 6:30 p.m. while walking on the tracks near Pleasant Hill Road and Old Tampa Highway, FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.

    No one aboard the train was injured, Montes said.

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    "A trespasser walking on the tracks was struck by a southbound SunRail train, which was traveling between Kissimmee and Poinciana," said Steve Olson, a Florida Department of Transportation spokesman.

    Two trains were canceled and a third train was delayed by 120 minutes, Olson said.

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    FDOT said there was a shuttle service between the Kissimmee and Poinciana stations.

    The crash remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

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