UPDATE: Authorities identified the victim as Alexander D. Alves, 56, of Ludlow, Massachusetts.
MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH)– Officials confirm that a man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Mystic this morning.
The Amtrak train 2190 was traveling from New York to Boston around 9 AM when the man was stuck. The victim is reportedly a middle aged man. He was transported to L&M Hospital and was not conscious at the time.
There are 207 passengers aboard the train which has been delayed as a result of the investigation of the incident.
News 8’s Tina Detelj is on scene where she reported that the train involved in the incident is still on the tracks and other trains are slowly passing by it.
A relief crew is on the way to work on the train once it resumes its trip. A passenger on the train also reports that they are getting updates every twenty minutes or so and that the train is getting a new conductor.
Amtrak says delays affecting trains 171, 190 and 2150. Train 95 was also delayed but is back on the move.
Amtrak tweeted the following:
Delays can be expected btwn New Haven/Boston due to police activity. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) May 5, 2014
Police divers are currently searching for evidence in the area.
The Amtrak Police Department is also investigating the incident.
This is the second incident in two weeks where a person was hit and killed by a train in the area. On April 25th, 18-year-old Megan Briggs was struck and killed in Stonington.