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Man killed by train

Heather Chapin-Fowler • Jan 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM

New London Police are investigating the identity of who they believe to be a young adult male who was struck and killed by a train in the village at about 4 p.m. today.

Police Chief Mike Marko said one of his officers may have had recent contact with the victim and was calling the officer in to get a possible identification.

The man's body was located on the south side of North Railroad Street several hundred feet from the West Main Street rail crossing.

The CSX Railroad was immediately halted and passersby were re-routed to Bigalow Parkway to get around the detour.

Also at the scene assisting were the New London Fire Department and Firelands Ambulance Service.

The village has already reportedly received a high danger status due to a number of incidents on the same set of tracks that run through the village.

Police will release more information about the tragedy once the victim is positively identified, and notification has been made to the surviving family members.

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