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Man Hit By Amtrak Train In Stratford Identified As 38-Year-Old From Milford

Emergency personnel respond to the Stratford Train Station, where a person was hit and killed by a train Wednesday.
Emergency personnel respond to the Stratford Train Station, where a person was hit and killed by a train Wednesday. Photo Credit: Chris Hey
Emergency responders at the scene Wednesday at the Stratford train station.
Emergency responders at the scene Wednesday at the Stratford train station. Photo Credit: Chris Hey
A northbound Amtrak train remains at the scene of a fatal accident Wednesday morning near the Stratford Train Station.
A northbound Amtrak train remains at the scene of a fatal accident Wednesday morning near the Stratford Train Station. Photo Credit: Chris Hey

STRATFORD, Conn. — The pedestrian killed by an Amtrak train on Wednesday at the Stratford Train Station was identified as a 38-year-old Milford man, a Metro-North spokesman said.

The man’s name was withheld Wednesday night, pending notification of his family, Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

"There is no indication of any criminality involved,” Donovan said of the man's death.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police are leading the investigation into the man's death, he said.

The man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday, Donovan said.

The train he was hit by, a northbound Amtrak train, had left Washington, D.C., at 3:15 a.m. and was due in Boston at 11:05 a.m.

Metro-North train service was temporarily suspended between New Haven and Bridgeport due to police activity, he said. But service was restored by 9:20 a.m., with delays of up to 30 minutes or more for much of the morning.

The Amtrak train remained at the scene for about two hours as the investigation continued, he said.

This is the fourth pedestrian hit and killed by trains on Metro-North's New Haven Line in Connecticut in recent weeks.

On Oct. 20, Jennifer Battista, 41, of Milford, was hit by an Amtrak train on the tracks near the Southport station in Fairfield. Her death ""did not appear to be criminal or accidental," officials said.

On Sept. 9, the Rev. Colin McKenna, a 50-year-old priest in the Diocese of Bridgeport, was killed when he was struck by a Metro-North train near the Westport station in what was called a possible suicide.

On Aug. 7, Tamar A. Louis, a 28-year-old Stamford resident, was killed when she was hit by a train at the Cos Cob station in Greenwich after lowering herself onto the tracks to retrieve a dropped item. The medical examiner's office ruled her death a suicide.

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