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.