Person struck, killed by train in Stratford

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A person has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Stratford Wednesday morning.

According to Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak Train #190 hit and killed a person, who was not authorized to be on the tracks, at the Stratford Metro-North station just before 8:30 a.m.

Metro-North and Amtrak commuters should expect delays throughout the morning.

Train service was temporarily suspended earlier between New Haven and Bridgeport for the police investigation but has since resumed.

Metro-North says customers traveling west of Stamford should expect delays but should listen to announcements at theirs stations.

The Amtrak train involved had left Washington D.C. at 3:15 a.m. and was due in Boston’s South Station at 11:05 a.m.

It is unknown why the person was on the tracks. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time. The incident is under investigation by MTA police.

News 8 has a crew en route to the scene. Check back for more updates.

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