WESTERLY, R.I (WBZ NewsRadio) — While stopping at Westerly station in Rhode Island, an Amtrak conductor from Massachusetts died after falling under the southbound train she was working on, Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey said.
"The conductor was preparing to stop at the Westerly station as they open the doors prior to stopping, something must have happened causing her to fall, she must have become caught underneath the train and was killed as a result," Lacey said.
According to police, the train staff noticed she had not answered her radio sometime after leaving Westerly station, so they stopped the train to look for her.
The 26-year-old conductor was found dead on the train tracks 150 yards north of Westerly station, police said.
Officials said the train originally bound for Washington D.C was brought back to Westerly station on the Friendship Street side.