Police ID Woman Struck, Killed By Train in Branford

NBC Connecticut

A 22-year-old Connecticut woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the New Haven station, a spokesperson for the railroad said Sunday.

Alexandra Trippodo, of Branford, was hit by an Acela train shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, Amtrak spokesperson Beth Toll said.

Toll said Trippodo was trespassing on the tracks east of the New Haven station on Maple Street when she was fatally struck by an Acela train on its way from Washington, D.C. to Boston.

There were no reported injuries to the train’s 137 passengers and crew members, Amtrak officials said.

Train service in the area was suspended Saturday afternoon while police investigated the death.

Around 3:45 p.m., Shore Line East tweeted that the police activity has cleared and there may be minor delays on Shore Line East trains.

The incident remains under investigation.

Associated Press & NBC Connecticut
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