56-Year-Old Massachusetts Man Killed in Groton Train Crash

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  |  Updated 2:04 PM EDT
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56-Year-Old Mass. Man Killed in Groton Train Crash

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A person was struck by an Acela train in Mystic.

A 56-year-old Massachusetts man has died after being struck by an Acela train in Groton on Monday, according to officials from the fire department and Amtrak.

Police have identified him as Alexander Alves, 56, of Ludlow, Massachusetts.  

He was struck by the oncoming train around 9 a.m. in Groton, near Mystic, and thrown into the Mystic River, according to police.

Police said it appears that Alves was walking northbound along the tracks just north of the School Street crossing when he was struck.

Alves was pulled from the water and taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Amtrak 2190 train that struck him was traveling from New York to Boston and carrying 207 passengers.

A relief crew headed to the scene and the train was delayed by an hour and 21 minutes.

The 171, 190 and 2150 trains were also delayed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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