- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

GERMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Officials have released the name of the Amtrak worker who died after being struck by a passenger train while working on a section of track in the Hudson Valley.

Columbia County Coroner James Bertram tells local media outlets the worker was 41-year-old Minwella Nicole Kline Hagen of Coxsackie. She was an Amtrak signal maintainer.

Officials say Hagen was killed around 11 a.m. Wednesday near the border of Columbia and Dutchess counties.

The National Transportation Safety Board said she was hit by Train No. 280 heading south to New York City from Niagara Falls. Rail service between Albany and New York City was suspended for about three hours after the accident.

Amtrak, federal investigators and the sheriff’s office are investigating what led to the accident.


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