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Man dead after being struck by train in New Haven

A man in a motorized wheelchair was killed late Saturday when he was struck by a train in New Haven.

About 10:30 p.m., police got a call that a pedestrian was struck by a train at the intersection of Main and West streets and arrived to find the man dead, according to New Haven police.

The man and his wheelchair eventually came to rest several yards west of the intersection on the north side of the tracks.

Detective Jeff McCracken of the New Haven Police Department said officers were still working on finding out if the man was stuck on the tracks or trying to cross them when he was struck.

Although the man was killed by the impact with the train, McCracken said he did not get run over by the train and described the impact as more of a sideswipe.

Statements from the train’s crew to police indicated the cross arms and flashing lights at the intersection were functional at the time of the crash.

The man’s name was being withheld pending family notification.