CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is dead after being struck by the Amtrak Downeaster train in Dover.
Dover police are not releasing the identity of the 50-year-old man, saying family members are still being notified. They did say he is a Dover resident.
Lt. Brant Dolleman said the southbound train tried to stop but couldn’t before striking the man just north of the Washington Street overpass at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The man was alive at the scene but died minutes after arriving at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Dolleman said it is dangerous but not uncommon for pedestrians to use the tracks as a shortcut.
Dover police and Amtrak officials are investigating the accident. The train, which makes five trips daily between Portland, Maine and Boston, was delayed in Dover for an hour.
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