Amtrak delayed after pedestrian struck, killed in Delaware

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.

 

 

 


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