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One person killed after being hit by Amtrak train in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Train Crash
Posted at 6:52 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 07:13:14-04

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."

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.

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.

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