Police ID man fatally struck by train in Mystic

Officials on the scene of a fatal train incident in Mystic, Conn. May 5, 2014. (Photo: WTNH)
Officials on the scene of a fatal train incident in Mystic, Conn. May 5, 2014. (Photo: WTNH)

MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Police Tuesday identified 56-year-old Alexander Alves as the man who was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Mystic Monday morning.

The Ludlow, Mass. man was walking “northbound along the tracks” about 9 a.m. Monday when he was hit by the Boston-bound train and thrown into the Mystic River, Groton police Lt. John Varone said in a statement.

“The male was rescued from the water and transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” Varone said.

The fatal incident occurred near a bridge close to the School Street crossing, the lieutenant said. About 210 passengers were on the Acela Express train.

Last month, an 18-year-old Stonington High School student died after police said she was struck by an Amtrak train in Pawcatuck, which is just east of Mystic.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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