WILMINGTON, Del. — A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon by an Amtrak commuter train in Delaware, authorities say.
The crash occurred around 3:43 p.m. ET near Ogleton, according to Master Cpl. Gary Fournier, a Delaware State Police spokesman. The conductor was able to bring the train to a stop after the crash, he said.
Amtrak service between Wilmington and Newark was halted but has been resumed, according to Amtrak. The trains are operating at a reduced speed on one of the three tracks in the area, Amtrak said. The incident comes on a heavy holiday travel day.
The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, Fournier said.
State police troopers are on the scene. The investigation is in the early stages, and more information will be released when it becomes available, Fournier said.
Service btwn Wilmington/Newark is temporarily suspended due to a trespasser incident. Customers may experience delays in both directions.— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) November 23, 2016