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Person dies after being hit by train in Stratford

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A person, who was not authorized to be on the rails, died after being struck by a train in the Stratford on Wednesday morning.

The fatal crash caused delays in service in the area. There was no bus service.

Unfortunately, passengers said this isn't the first time they've had to deal with something like this.

"Its going to be late. I just called my boss. I told him I'm going to be late. He understood," said Michael Hernandez, of Ansonia.

"We saw all the commotion, fire trucks, ambulance, and police," said Michael Witalis of Stratford.

The unidentified person, who was not a railroad worker, was struck near the Main Street Station around 8:30 a.m.

The train was an 827 and was heading from Washington DC to Boston. It was due in Boston at 11:05 a.m.

While police haven't ruled a cause of death, commuters were already drawing their own conclusions.

"This has been an ongoing thing, particularly on the New Haven Line. Its a sad thing that it continues to happen," said Damian Black, of Stratford.

In August, a Stamford woman's death was ruled a suicide after she was hit by a train in Greenwich.

In September, a priest from Wilton was hit and killed by a train near the Westport station.

Just last month, a Milford woman was killed after getting hit by a train at Southport's station.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police along with Amtrak and Stratford Police Department are investigating the incident.

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