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County has most deaths
• Palm Beach County, nearly 45 miles long, ranks highest in the state for pedestrian deaths between railroad crossings. Of the 33 people killed statewide in 2015, seven died in Palm Beach County, ranking it first for what’s called “trespasser deaths.”
• On the FEC tracks, Palm Beach County ranked first in 2015 with five of 12 pedestrian deaths statewide. The previous year, the county and Miami-Dade County each had four deaths among a total of 12 statewide.  
• Since 2014, the FEC corridor has had the highest number of pedestrian deaths in the state for all rail lines. Last year, 12 of the 33 deaths were on FEC tracks.
• In Boca Raton, four people died along the FEC tracks in 2013, none in 2014, one in 2015 and one this year. Boynton Beach showed two  deaths since 2013 — one in 2014 and the other on June 18.
• Delray Beach police report all deaths to the FEC police, who could not be reached.
Note: Suicides are not included in the federal data.

SOURCES: Federal Railroad Administration, local police departments

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