- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train near a stop in Branford.

An Amtrak spokesman says an Acela Express train from Boston to New York struck the person on Tuesday afternoon. The individual, whose identity was not immediately released, died of injuries sustained in the collision.

The Hartford Courant (https://cour.at/2qqZyzG ) reports that there were 171 passengers on the train. No one on the train was hurt.

Amtrak and Shore Line East trains were temporarily halted as a result of the collision.

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