- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Transit police say the man killed by a Metro-North Railroad train near the Westport station was a priest.

Police at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority identified the victim as the Rev. Colin McKenna of Wilton. No details were available about the Wednesday incident, such as why McKenna was on the tracks.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport said church officials are “shocked and profoundly distressed” about the death of the 51-year-old McKenna.

He was a writer and editor in the communications office of the Diocese and helped in area parishes, celebrating Mass on weekends.

The eastbound train that struck McKenna was held for several hours, delaying service. It left Grand Central Terminal at 10:04 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in New Haven at 12:10 p.m.

Service was restored at about 2:30 p.m.

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