Man Struck, Killed By Train in Guilford

Amtrak said several trains are stopped due to the investigation.

A man has died after being struck by an Amtrak work train in Guilford just after noon Tuesday.

Amtrak said the victim was struck on the tracks west of the Guilford Station at 12:12 p.m. and two Acela Express trains and three Northeast Regional trains are stopped while Amtrak police and local law enforcement investigate.

Guilford police said they located the person on the track along Route 146 near Sachems Head Road.  They have identified the victim as a 55-year-old George Whitney, of Guilford.

ShoreLine East Tweeted that train service was suspended due to police action.

“This is a vital opportunity to remind the public about the importance of exercising caution around railroad tracks and crossings. Amtrak continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver (OLI) to communicate the dangers of grade crossings. Each year, about 2,000 people are killed or injured in grade crossing and trespassing incidents nationwide,” Amtrak said in a statement.

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