Hartford FD: 2 fatally struck by Amtrak train in Capital City


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after two people were fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Hartford on Monday afternoon.

Amtrak reports, at about 4:43 p.m. their Hartford Line Train 475 was traveling south from Springfield, MA to Hartford when it “came into contact with an individual on the tracks south of Hartford.”

Hartford Police say the incident occurred near Hamilton at Francis Avenue.

Amtrak Northeast reported on Twitter around 5 p.m., Train 474 and 475 are stopped just south of the Hartford station “due to a trespasser incident ahead.”

There were 32 passengers on board the train at the time of the incident. There have been no reports of injuries from passengers or crew members.

Hartford Fire Department confirmed to News 8 two pedestrians have died after being hit by the train north of the Hamilton Street crossing.

An Amtrak spokesperson reminded the public of the importance of safety near train tracks: “This is a critical reminder about the importance of exercising caution around railroad tracks and crossings.”

Amtrak is working with Hartford Police in this investigation.

This is breaking news. Stay tuned to WTNH.com for the latest details as they become available.

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