Windsor Locks Man Hit, Killed by Amtrak Train

David Balazs was riding a bicycle when he was struck and killed Saturday morning, officials said.

A Windsor Locks man riding a bicycle on Route 140 was struck and killed by an Amtrak train early Saturday afternoon, according to an Amtrak spokesperson.

Amtrak identified the man as 44-year-old David Balazs.

Several witnesses have told police that the gates and bells were fully functioning at the time of the accident, said Amtrak spokesperson Christina Leeds.

Leeds confirmed that the train involved in the 11:48 a.m. incident was train No. 460, a connecting service off of Amtrak’s Northeast regional train service from New Haven to Springfield. 

According to Leeds, the train terminated its route just north of the Windsor Locks station at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street.

There were no reported injuries to any of the 35 passengers onboard the train, Leeds said. All passengers were evacuated from the train and bussed to their final destination in Springfield.

Leeds said Amtrak service from New Haven to Springfield was briefly interrupted at 12:40 p.m., but that Amtrak service had resumed on the New Haven to Springfield line.

An autopsy on Balazs will be performed at the state medial examiner's office, Leeds said.


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