Greenwich High School student was killed by Metro-North train near Cos Cob train station. The 17-year-old was struck just after midnight, confirmed Greenwich Police.
Lt. David Nemecek informed the press that Mental Health staff were provided by the Greenwich Board of Education at Greenwich High. Distraught classmates were able to talk to counsellors throughout the school day.
The identity of the teen has been withheld pending investigation. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police are investigating the death.
According to the MTA Police, the student was struck on Sunday, at approximately 12:01 a.m. by a train that departed at 10:45 p.m. from Grand Central Terminal on the northbound track.
Emergency respondents including EMS, Police and Firefighters had promptly responded by 12:05, 4 mins after the incident. The investigation is ongoing and it’s still unclear as to why the 17-year-old was on the tracks at that hour.
First Selectman Peter Tesei was notified same day, however he claims “I don’t know much more. It’s a very tragic situation any time someone is killed.”
Not the first time
Accidents aren’t unusual in the Metro-North’s territory. On August 7 2015, 28-year-old Tamar Louis was struck by the New Haven express, this time at Cos Cob station. Investigation concluded she jumped on the tracks intentionally and the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death a suicide.
Last month, 23-year-old Dennis Ryan from Branford, was struck and killed by an Acela train near North Harbour & Bridge street tracks – just outside of the Metro-North jurisdiction.