KALAMAZOO, Mich. — An investigation is underway after a person died after being hit by an Amtrak train in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority said West Kalamazoo Avenue and Westnedge shut down Wednesday evening after the crash.
Central Dispatch told FOX 17 emergency crews did take the person to the hospital. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that person later died.
Amtrak tweeted about the crash, calling it a "trespasser incident."
UPDATE: Due to the trespasser incident, Wolverine Train 352 will terminate in Kalamazoo (KAL) and alternate transportation will be provided. For further assistance, please call or text 1-800-USA-RAIL.— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) June 23, 2022
Amtrak told FOX 17 neither its crew members nor its customers got hurt. A company representative also said the train was not damaged and it will continue to Pontiac/Detroit later Wednesday night.
Amtrak tweeted another update just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday saying the train was back on the move.
UPDATE: Wolverine Train 352 is back on the move and currently operating approx.3hrs 50min late.— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) June 23, 2022
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said Wednesday evening, emergency crews were diverting all traffic south of Ransom Road and west of Kalamazoo Avenue while the roads were closed.
As of 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Kalamazoo Avenue and Westnedge Avenue are reopen.