NSB cops: Body of man found this morning near RR tracks; victim apparently killed night before

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A man was struck and killed by a Florida East Coast train sometime before 6 this morning, New Smyrna Beach police said.

The body was found near the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of Canal Street by an engineer of a northbound train shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday

New Smyrna Beach police Sgt. Christopher Roos said an initial investigation revealed the victim, a white man, was struck by a southbound train at approximately 11 p.m. Monday night.

No other information on the victim was released until police can notify his relatives.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.