A fatal train crash leaves one dead in Pompano Beach March 17.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday, BSO deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel responded to a call regarding a Brightline train versus a vehicle at the railroad crossing at Northwest Sixth Street and Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach.
As the Brightline train traveling southbound approached the railroad crossing, a white 2010 Honda four-door traveling northbound on North Flagler Avenue made a left turn heading westbound toward the railroad crossing. The vehicle then entered the eastbound lanes and proceeded to drive around the lowered gate arms. As the Honda entered the crossing area, it was subsequently struck by the oncoming train.
Witnesses say prior to the impact, the train’s loud horn was blaring, all four crossing gate arms were lowered, warning lights were flashing and the audible warning bell was ringing.
The driver of the vehicle, Henrisha Victoria France Donjoe, was pronounced deceased on scene.
The traffic homicide investigation continues.