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    Amtrak Train Strikes, Kills Person on Tracks
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    One person is dead after an Amtrak train struck and killed someone trespassing on the tracks in the area of Pleasant Point Road Wednesday evening.

    A Shorline East train struck and killed someone trespassing on the tracks in the area of Pleasant Point Road Wednesday evening.

    The tracks have been shut down in the area and there could be train delays, as a result.

    A train struck a trespasser who was on the train tracks illegally in the area in Branford, according to Kevin Nursick, a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation. It happened at about 7:20 p.m. The person died, according to Branford Police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan.

    The train was heading eastbound and there were most likely passengers on board, Morgan said.

    Amtrak police are overseeing the investigation, but Branford police and firefighters also responded.

    The DOT and Amtrak oversee the tracks in that area.

    Officials are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive.

    The identity of the person killed hasn't been released.

    More information will be provided when it becomes available.