A Florida woman has been killed by a high speed train today. She was fatally struck by the train during a test-run a day before its launch.
Melissa Lavell, 31, was crossing the tracks after the guard rails were lowered in an attempt to make it to the other side before the train arrived, witnesses told police.
The Brightline train was traveling north on the Florida East Coast Railway when it struck the woman at 6:25 p.m. on Jan. 12, Boynton Beach Police said in a statement.
No one on the train was injured, according to authorities.