Woman struck by train in Southport identified as Milford resident
A 41-year-old Milford woman has been identified as the person struck and killed by a train Tuesday at the Southport Railroad Station, according to the Connecticut Post.
“Jennifer Battista was identified Thursday afternoon as the victim in the continuing investigation into the incident by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, according to Aaron Donovan, an MTA spoksman,” the Post reports.
The woman was hit around 1:42 p.m. Tuesday by an Amtrak train while she was on the tracks just before the depot’s eastbound passenger platform.
"The MTA Police investigation into Tuesday’s incident is active and ongoing," said Donovan, "but at this point the incident appears non-criminal, and non-accidental in nature."
This is the fifth time in 2015 and the seventh time in a little more than a year that a person has been struck by a train in the Fairfield area.
On Sept. 9, a pedestrian was fatally struck by the 10:04 a.m. Metro-North train from Grand Central terminal to New Haven at about 11:20 a.m., just east of the Westport station.
On May 27, a person was struck by a Metro-North train just east of the Fairfield Metro station. The train was the 2:04 p.m. out of Grand Central due in New Haven at 4:06.
On March 29, a person was killed when struck while attempting to cross the tracks at the downtown Fairfield train station.
On Sept. 29, 2014, a person was struck and killed on the tracks along Fairfield Avenue, near the Fairfield-Bridgeport line.
And on Sept. 6, 2014, a person was struck on the tracks and killed by an Amtrak train at the downtown Fairfield station.