WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have identified the two people struck by a train in Wallingford last night and say they were walking along a railway at the time of the incident.
24-year-old Brittaney Tine and 29-year-old Robert Webb, both of Meriden, were walking along the stretch of railway near Old Colony Road (Rt. 71) and Oak Street last night when a Northeast Regional train hit them.
Tine was killed when hit by the train just after 8 o’clock. and Webb was brought to Yale New Haven Hospital for a serious hand injury. None of the 33 passengers nor any of the crew members on the train were injured.
Crews closed Old Colony Road between Main Street and Oak Street last night to investigate the accident. Wallingford Police and Amtrak Police are still investigating.
Officials from both departments are reminding people that walking along track lines is dangerous and illegal.