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2 car passengers killed in crash with Amtrak

Posted on September 29, 2005

An Amtrak Acela Express train struck a car in Waterford, Conn., Wednesday, killing a 61-year-old woman and her 8-year-old grandson riding in the vehicle, and causing delays between Boston and New York for several hours, according to The Journal News. The accident occurred around 7:42 a.m., when a southbound Acela Express train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., struck a car at a crossing about 2.5 miles west of the New London station. According to Amtrak officials, none of the 116 passengers and four crew members were injured, but a third passenger in the car, a 4-year-old girl, was hospitalized and in critical condition. In addition to the delays, the accident caused the cancellation of some trains that normally run between Boston and New York City.

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