Wolcott Man Killed on Naugatuck Train Tracks

A 39-year-old Wolcott man was struck by a train and killed near the Naugatuck train station on the Metro-North Waterbury Branch on Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson for the MTA, and police are investigating.

Police have identified the victim as Robert Hughes, 39, of Wolcott. 

He was struck around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday about 800 feet from the station, on the overpass south of Maple Street, according to MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan and Naugatuck police.

Donovan said Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's not clear how he ended up on the tracks.

Hughes was struck by a train traveling from Bridgeport to Waterbury. The train was due to arrive around 7 p.m., Donovan said. Commuters on the involved train were bussed to Waterbury.

Metro-North sent out an email alert on Tuesday evening warning passengers of delays on the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line. MTA officials said on Wednesday morning that regular service will be offered for morning rush hour.

MTA police are actively investigating and said the accident does not appear to be a suicide.

MTA police said on Wednesday that there does not appear to be any indication of criminality.

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