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Police identify man killed by Amtrak train

Published May 06. 2014 1:12PM   Updated May 06. 2014 8:10PM

Mystic — Police have identified the man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in West Mystic Monday as 56-year-old Alexander D. Alves of Ludlow, Mass.

Groton town police Lt. John Varone said the preliminary investigation revealed that Alves was walking northbound along the tracks about 0.2 miles north of the School Street crossing when he was struck by a northbound train and thrown into the Mystic River. He was pronounced dead at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

Kimberly Woods, spokeswoman for Amtrak, said the Amtrak 2190 Acela Express was traveling from New York to Boston. There were 207 passengers on board. The incident was reported at 9 a.m.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said they are still investing the death. Alves sustained blunt impact injuries to his head, torso and outer extremities, the medical examiner said.

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