1 dead after being struck by Amtrak train near Princeton Junction
🔴 An individual was struck on the northbound Northeast Corridor tracks
🔴 NJ Transit and Amtrak Northeast Corridor service was suspended
🔴 The person struck Tuesday night was identified as a 39-year-old man by Plainsboro police
PLAINSBORO – The Northeast Corridor was shut down in both directions Tuesday night after a person on the tracks was struck and killed.
Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said a train was headed from Washington to Boston around 6:55 p.m. when it hit a person east of the Princeton Junction train station in Plainsboro.
Abrams did not disclose the identity of the individual who was struck.
The person who was struck Tuesday night was identified as a 39-year-old man, according to Plainsboro police Lt. John Bresnen. His identity is not being released pending notification of family.
NJ Transit and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service was suspended in both directions between Trenton and Penn Station New York but began to slowly return after 9 p.m. Speed restrictions were lifted around midnight.
Amtrak maintains and operates the Northeast Corridor tracks and is leading the investigation.