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Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Mystic


MYSTIC — An Amtrak train struck and killed a man on the stretch of tracks between Noank and Mystic at around 9 a.m. today.

“Amtrak train 2190, the Acela Express, came into contact with a trespasser around 9 a.m.,” said Kimberly Woods, a media relations manager for Amtrak. “This was a fatality.”

The train was traveling from New York to Boston. On the train were 207 passengers. No injuries were reported to crew members or passengers.

The train was delayed as a result of the investigation into the incident, and a relief crew was transported to the site to board Train 2190 and work once the train resumed its trip at 11:25 a.m. Delays also affected trains 95, 171, 190 and 2150.

Stonington and Groton police immediately responded to the scene, near West Mystic Avenue, along with the Noank and Mystic fire departments. At 9:45 a.m., emergency crews could be seen removing a body and belongings from the tracks.

This is been the second such train incident in the past two weeks. An 18-year-old Stonington High School senior was struck and killed in Pawcatuck on April 25.

Groton Detective Commander Lt. John Varone is leading the investigation. Groton police have yet to release any information about the incident. Amtrak Police are also investigating.



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