Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in Holyoke

Amtrak Public Relations Manager says the person was allegedly trespassing on the tracks before being struck
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 7:56 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A man has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in Holyoke Saturday afternoon.

According to Amtrak’s Public Relations Manager, a male individual who was allegedly trespassing on train tracks in Holyoke near Beech and Lyman Streets was hit by a train Saturday at around 2:22 p.m.

Amtrak officials told Western Mass News Train 57 was traveling from St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. when it struck an individual trespassing on the tracks.

Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty told Western Mass News that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials added that there have been no reported injuries to the 105 passengers or crew onboard.

Amtrak said they are working closely with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.