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Snow Plow Driver Killed by Amtrak Train

Amtrak police are investigating



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    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: A passenger passes by an Amtrak train September 3, 2015 at Union Station in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson held a press availability to discuss Operation Railsafe. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Officials say a town public works employee in Massachusetts was killed after the snow plow he was driving was hit by an Amtrak plow train clearing the tracks.

    Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert says the Longmeadow worker was plowing across the railroad track around 4 p.m. Tuesday when the train struck his vehicle at a private crossing.

    Tolbert says there were no passengers on the train. Town Manager Stephen Crane says the worker was alone in the snow plow vehicle at the time of the crash.

    Crane has identified the worker as 59-year-old Warren Cowles, a Longmeadow resident who worked for the town for more than 29 years.

    The initial finding in the investigation is that the incident was an accident.

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