Woman dies after being hit by the Amtrak Vermonter

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) A woman is dead after being struck by an Amtrak Northeast train in the Wason Avenue area late Monday afternoon.

Springfield Police were called to the area of Wason Avenue and Clinton Street for a report of an adult woman who was hit by the train around 3:35 p.m.

Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News responding officers found the woman with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she later died.

According to Amtrak Northeast, the trespassing incident caused delays during Monday night’s commute. Service was expected to resume.

Springfield and Amtrak Police are trying to determine how the incident happened.

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