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55-year-old man dies after being hit by Amtrak train in Suffolk

Investigators in Suffolk are working to learn more about an incident where an Amtrak train hit and killed a man on East Washington Street.

SUFFOLK, Va. — Police and first responders are investigating the moments that led up to a train accident in Suffolk Friday evening that claimed the life of one man.

Suffolk spokesperson Tim Kelley tells us that the crash took place in the 300 block of East Washington Street at the intersection of Hall Avenue and E. Washington St.

Officers were dispatched to that location at 6:30 p.m. They arrived to find 55-year-old Kerry Hawkins dead at the scene.

An Amtrak representative told 13News Now that it was their train that was involved in the crash. The train was headed to Norfolk from Boston, but service on that route was suspended after the collision. 135 customers were on board the train at the time, but no passengers or crew members were injured.

A portion of the road along with the rail crossing at Liberty Street and Moore Avenue was closed as officers investigated the scene, but all roadways have been reopened.

No other details have been released at this time. The accident is still under investigation.

Credit: City of Suffolk

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