Body found on tracks

Po­lice be­lieve per­son was hit by train

Newark Post - - FRONT PAGE - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

A per­son was found dead along the Am­trak tracks in Ne­wark on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Am­trak work­ers re­ported the death at ap­prox­i­mately 9:30 a.m., ac­cord­ing to Ne­wark Po­lice spokesman Lt. Fred Nel­son. Po­lice be­lieve the vic­tim was hit by a train but noted the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

The crash is be­lieved to have hap­pened be­tween the Ne­wark Train Sta­tion and South Chapel Street, but nei­ther Ne­wark Po­lice nor Am­trak could pro­vide an ex­act lo­ca­tion. Po­lice and foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tors seemed to fo­cus their at­ten­tion on the area near Lewis Park and later re­cov­ered the body there.

The vic­tim was re­ported to be fe­male, but no other iden­ti­fi­ca­tion was made pub­lic.

Train traf­fic was halted for about 30 min­utes and then re­sumed at re­stricted speeds, ac­cord­ing to Am­trak spokesman Mike Tol­bert.

No other in­for­ma­tion was avail­able. Ne­wark Po­lice re­ferred ques­tions to Am­trak, which in turn re­ferred ques­tions to Ne­wark Po­lice.

NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

In­ves­ti­ga­tors search the train tracks near Lewis Park. A body was found along the tracks Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

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