ALBION, Mich. — The Albion Department of Public Safety said Saturday night that a 19-year-old Albion College student "intentionally walked in front of a westbound Amtrak train" and was killed.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the pedestrian crossing just west of the Erie Street crossing.
Amtrak tweeted about the incident Saturday night, saying Wolverine Train 354 was stopped west of Albion "due to an earlier trespasser incident east of Battle Creek."
The transportation company later tweeted that the train was running again but was behind schedule.
A spokesperson for the company, Kimberly Woods, tells us Amtrak train 355 came into contact with a person on the track. Woods says that happened around 7:25 p.m. Saturday in Albion and service was temporarily suspended. The train did resume service and of the 65 customers on board, no one reported any injuries.
Woods says Amtrak is cooperating with the police investigation into the incident.
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