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Woman Killed by Amtrak Train Identified

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By Madison Jeffery

CLAYMONT, Del.– Delaware State Police have identified the woman fatally struck Sunday by an Amtrak commuter train as 34-year-old Jennifer J. Fitzgerald.

The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. near Claymont Station.

Fitzgerald was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have no insight as to why the woman was on the tracks and the investigation is ongoing.

Police also say its operator brought the train to an immediate stop after the collision.

In the preliminary investigation, shortly after the incident, police were unable to identify the woman.

Amtrak spokeswoman, Christina Leeds, told several media outlets that Train 166 was transporting 419 passengers from Washington, D.C. to New York when the incident occurred.

Claymont Station is part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Wilmington/Newark regional rail line.

Statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, show 40 accidents in Delaware so far this year involving trains. Two of those incidents resulted in casualties.
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