Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in WaHi, Officials Say

By Janon Fisher and Eddie Small  on May 29, 2014 4:03pm

 An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the track bed near West 158th Street about 2:30 p.m., officials said.
An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the track bed near West 158th Street about 2:30 p.m., officials said.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train near West 158th Street Thursday afternoon, rail and fire officials said.

The Empire Service train from Albany hit the unidentified person about 2:30 p.m. on the right-of-way, Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said.

Trains traveling both directions were temporarily suspended while the NYPD and Amtrak police investigated the death, Schulz said.

Passenger Jonathan Butler tweeted that the person was walking his bicycle on the track bed.

Service both ways resumed at 4 p.m.

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