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Wallingford police identify woman killed, man injured after being hit by train

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Police said a man and woman were hit by a train on Tuesday. (WFSB) Police said a man and woman were hit by a train on Tuesday. (WFSB)
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Authorities released the names of woman killed and man injured after they were hit by an Amtrak train on Tuesday night.

Police said 24-year-old Brittaney Tine and 29-year-old Robert Webb, both of Meriden, were struck by a train on a stretch of Amtrak railway near Route 71 around 8 p.m. 

Webb was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital for a “severe hand injury.”  Tine was pronounced dead at the scene.   

It is unclear why the couple was on the tracks but police said this appears to have been nothing more than a tragic accident.

There were 33 passengers on the train. No passengers or crew members were injured. The train was a Northeast Regional train that operates between New Haven and Springfield.

Police are reminded people “walking along train tracks is inherently dangerous and illegal.”

“Please keep in mind that trains can at times travel very fast and do not have the ability to stop quickly to avoid pedestrians, vehicles, or other objects in their path,” Wallingford Police Department said in a release on Wednesday.

Old Colony Road was closed to traffic between Main and Oak streets during the police investigation.

The Wallingford Police Department Traffic Division along with Amtrak Police are investigating the crash.

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