Man killed by Amtrak train ID’d
A 27-year-old West Haven man was killed Thursday morning, May 3, after being struck by an Amtrak train.
Daniel Canapari was struck and killed by a Boston-bound Amtrak train east of the West Haven train station.
Officials described Canapari as an “unauthorized trespasser’ on the train tracks.
They said there was no criminality involved and it was not an accident.
Jason Abrams, an Amtrak spokesman, said Train #66 was a Northeast Regional train making the run between Washington and Boston.
He said after striking the “trespasser, who was illegally on the tracks,” the train stopped near the West Haven train station at 5:54 a.m.
The train, with 53 passengers on board, remained in West Haven until 8:24 a.m.
Because of the train strike, Amtrak passengers were more than four hours late getting to Boston.
Abrams noted “it takes more a mile to fully stop a train.”
Metro-North service had delays of up to 20 minutes for about three hours.
Nicole Funaro contributed to the reporting of this story.