Newark – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a train that occurred this afternoon east of Newark.
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at 12:01 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, on the southbound side of the railroad tracks underneath Redmill Road east of Newark.
A 22 year-old-man of Newark was standing near the right rail of the southbound rails directly underneath the Redmill Road overpass. According to the Amtrak train operator, the victim was standing with his back to the Acela commuter train which was traveling southbound. It appears as though the victim was standing too close to the tracks when the train passed by and clipped the man. The victim was thrown in a southwest direction and the Acela commuter train continued south for approximately ¾ mile where it came to a stop. The train was carrying approximately 240 people. The operator on the train did not sustain any injuries and no other injuries were reported.
The victim was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim recently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Newark – Troopers are currently on the scene of a crash involving a subject who was struck by an Amtrak train in the area of Red Mill Road.
Preliminary investigation reveals the incident occurred around 12:01 p.m. this afternoon when a southbound Amtrak train struck a subject that was on the tracks. The subject has not been identified. The operator was able to bring the train to a stop after the collision.
It’s believed that passengers on the train were transferred to a second train but that has not been confirmed.
The investigation into this incident is in the early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Newark – Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company along with the New Castle County Police have responded to the train tracks near the Redmill Road overpass for reports of a pedestrian struck by a train.
The status of the pedestrian is unknown at this time.