Train Kills Man in Fort Lauderdale, Keeps Going, Kills Person in St. Augustine | The Daily Pulp | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


Train Kills Man in Fort Lauderdale, Keeps Going, Kills Person in St. Augustine

​A 19-year-old man was hit by a train early Friday near SW Second Street in Fort Lauderdale. The train, running from Miami to Atlanta, continued with a fresh crew through St. Johns County, where a second person stepped in front of it and died.

Contrary to news reports by the St. Augustine Record, NBC Miami, the Associated Press, and others, however, Fort Lauderdale Police say the first victim did not walk in front of the train.

"That's inaccurate," said police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell, who said preliminary evidence suggests that the man, Jonathan Adario of Cooper City, was lying next to the tracks when he was killed.

A spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the second person did step in front of the train, but he said he wasn't sure if the second person had been identified yet because he was "in a lot of parts."

If you know anything about the Fort Lauderdale death, call Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. Steve Novak at 954-828-5556.

New Times on Facebook | Twitter 
The Pulp on Facebook | Twitter 
Rich Abdill on Facebook | Twitter | Email

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Rich Abdill

Latest Stories