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Person struck and killed by Amtrak train

May 11, 2018 GMT

An Amtrak train struck and killed a person on the tracks in Westbrook Friday morning.

The incident that happened before 8 a.m., has affected Amtrak service between New Haven and Providence.

Amtrak said the Acela Express 2153 train, traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit a person who was illegally on the tracks.

Ninety-six passengers were on board the train. There were no other injuries for crew and passengers.

At one point, all Amtrak service was stopped.

At around 9:30 a.m., it said one track has been reopened for service.

It expects there will be residual delays of trains because of a backlog of rail service.

On May 3, a 27-year-old West Haven man was struck and killed an Amtrak train near the rail station.

Officials said in that incident there was no criminality involved and it was not an accident.