Updated: Pedestrain Hit By Train North of Bridge Street in Windsor Locks

Amtrak officials are investigating the incident that killed a Goshen woman.

Update, April 21:

A 46-year-old Goshen woman was killed after being struck by a train on Wednesday morning, according to an Amtrak spokesman.

Elaine Petronchak was trespassing on the tracks north of the Bridge and Main streets intersection when she was struck by the Springfield to New Haven Shuttle, the spokesman said Saturday morning.

The spokesman said he did not have any information on why Petronchak was on the tracks.

Original Story, April 18:

Amtrak officials are investigating an early Wednesday morning accident in which a pedestrian was stuck and killed by a train north of the Bridge Street and Main Street intersection.

Train No. 495, the Springfield Shuttle to New Haven, struck the pedestrian around 7:20 a.m., Christina Leeds, an Amtrak spokesperson said. No information about the pedestrian is available.

None of the 19 passengers and crew were injured in the incident, Leeds said. The passengers were bused to their final destination.

Because there is a single track at that location, train 470 was canceled and the passengers were bused to another location; number 490 was terminated in Hartford; and passengers on No. 493 were provided with alternative transportation, Leeds said.


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