The Amtrak conductor dies after falling from the train, police say

WESTERLY, RI (AP) – An Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly, police said.

The conductor is believed to have fallen off the train as it left the station, WJAR-TV reported. The train was stopped to look for the conductor after staff realized she was not answering her radio.

The woman’s body was found on the tracks north of Westerly station, police said.

An Amtrak representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A Twitter account for the company’s northeast corridor said around 6 p.m. 15.00 that a train was stopped in Westerly “due to the activity of the emergency personnel.” It later said the passengers of the train were given alternative transport on another train.

The Northeast Corridor runs between Boston and Washington, DC, with dozens of stops in between.

The state medical examiner was called to the scene. Westerly police said Amtrak police will lead the investigation.

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