Jacob Bresnahan, 27, was killed early Monday when his pick-up truck was struck by a Brightline practice on the tracks in Pompano Seashore.

Screenshot of GoFundMe website page

A 27-yr-old father of 4 was killed Monday following he drove his pickup truck on to the railroad tracks and was struck by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach.

The crash transpired in close proximity to the intersection of Northwest Sixth Avenue and North Dixie Highway about 5:39 a.m, in accordance to the Broward County Sheriff’s Business office.

Pompano Beach Hearth Rescue took Jacob Bresnahan to the clinic, where by he died, deputies stated.

Helicopter movie taken by Television set information demonstrates the wrecked car on the tracks, with the truck’s physique divided from its body. A Brightline prepare with what appeared to be a white sheet masking the entrance of it was nearby. There was also a stopped freight teach in the area.

Surveillance online video attained by WSVN shows Bresnahan briefly pause at the gate, which seems to be down, a sign that a educate is coming, right before driving on to the tracks. Then the crash happened.

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“Jake Bresnahan was greater than lifestyle itself. As big as Jake was, his coronary heart was even larger … Jake was an wonderful father, son, brother, fiancé and good friend. You could rely on Jake…100% of the time. He had a heart of gold, and no a single was extra loyal,” reads a GoFundMe webpage made Monday by Bresnahan’s finest buddy to raise cash for his children’s instruction. The GoFundMe website page has lifted extra than $84,000.

Bresnahan leaves powering a fiancée, two youngsters (3-year-previous Parker and 2-yr-outdated Jackson), two stepchildren (a 10-year-outdated and an 8-12 months-old) and a newborn which is predicted to be born in September, in accordance to the spouse of his finest pal.

BSO targeted traffic homicide is investigating.

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This tale was originally printed May possibly 2, 2022 7:27 AM.

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