Man dies after being struck by Metro-North train in Westport

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Posted: Sep 09, 2015 1:42 PM

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Transit police are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a Metro-North train in Westport.

Metro-North officials say the man was trespassing on the tracks when he was hit by a New Haven-bound train shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. His name has not been released.

The incident just east of the Westport station caused delays of up to 40 minutes on the New Haven Line.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police are investigating. Officials say it's not clear why the man was on the tracks.

The train that struck the man left Grand Central Station in New York at 10:04 a.m. and was to arrive in New Haven at 12:10 p.m.