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Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in Waterbury

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A man is dead after being struck by a train in Waterbuy. Now, investigators are trying to figure out how it happened.

Police say the southbound Amtrak Vermonter was passing through the village just before 10 a.m., when it struck David Jacobs, 44, of Waterbury, under the Stowe Street Bridge.

A sleeping bag and bottle of liquor could be seen near where the accident occurred, but police could not say whether they belong to the victim.

Police Chief Joby Feccia says it's unclear what Jacobs was doing along the tracks, but says there's never a good time to be on them.

"Stay off the tracks," Feccia said. "I mean, you're trespassing. We don't want you there. Amtrak doesn't want you there and New England Central Railroad doesn't want you there. It's not a good place to be walking, not a good spot to be hanging out. Stay off the tracks."

The train's engineer told police she saw Jacobs sitting on a piece of wood in between the tracks. When she sounded the whistle and activated emergency braking Jacobs looked up, but did not move.

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