22-year-old dies after being hit by Amtrak train in Branford


BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Branford police confirmed Sunday, a woman has died of her injuries after she was struck by an Amtrak train Saturday afternoon.

Amtrak confirmed Sunday, Alexandra Trippodo, 22, of Branford, was the victim. They say just after 1 p.m. Saturday she was trespassing on the tracks east of New Haven (NHV) when she was hit by Amtrak Acela train 2248 on its way from Washington, D.C. to Boston.

Amtrak said, “There have been no reported injuries to the 137 passengers on board or crew members.”

The train involved, as well as another train, were stopped after the incident.

Service from CTrail ShoreLine East was suspended for several hours as a result of the incident.

Amtrak police are leading the investigation.

Amtrak reminds the public to exercise caution around all railroad tracks and crossings.

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