Man Killed By Train Near Downtown Melbourne

Melbourne man struck and killed by train.
Melbourne man struck and killed by train. (Photo: Panoramio)

MELBOURNE, Florida – Police say an unidentified man was struck by a train and killed Friday night near downtown.

The man died about 8:30 p.m. on the Crane Creek Bridge, according to Melbourne police.

Police are still trying to confirm the man’s identity and reach out to next of kin.

In February, a northbound train fatally struck a pedestrian in downtown Melbourne, snarling traffic for about two hours from Palmetto Avenue southward to just shy of Jernigan Avenue.

Multiple witnesses reported the incident at 6:46 a.m., police said. The unidentified pedestrian’s body was later recovered on the tracks just south of New Haven Avenue.

Last year, a 38-year-old man was killed by a train in what police say was an apparent “intentional act.”

The fatal crash was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. just north of Post Road near U.S. 1.

The man was a resident of a nearby mobile home park who was being sought at the time by Brevard County sheriff’s deputies for a welfare check.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.