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Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Arlington

A pedestrian was struck by a train in Arlington in between Collins Street and Stadium Drive. The person’s body landed in a creek.
A pedestrian was struck by a train in Arlington in between Collins Street and Stadium Drive. The person’s body landed in a creek. WFAA/Channel 8

A person’s body was found near an Arlington creek Wednesday after the pedestrian was hit by an Amtrak train, police said.

The train was traveling east on the tracks at about 3 p.m. when the person was hit in the 1400 block of East Abram Street between Stadium Drive and Collins Street, Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said.

The person’s body was found a half-mile east of Collins near Johnson Creek, Richard said.

The impact of the train sent the person into the creek about 30 feet below the railroad bridge, Star-Telegram media partner WFAA/Channel 8 reported.

Police are working to identify the victim, whose identity will not be released until family has been notified.

Police are looking into the death to see whether it was a suicide.

Amtrak’s Texas Eagle passenger train was on the way to Chicago, about halfway to Dallas from its Fort Worth stop, when the person was hit, WFAA reported. The train was delayed two hours.

— Monica S. Nagy

         
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