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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