26-year-old Waterbury, CT woman identified as victim in train accident

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WATERBURY – On Friday, emergency services were called to the railroad tracks adjacent to the Waterbury-Stowe Amtrak Station for a report of a person who had been struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train.

The victim was identified as Ariel Cunningham, 26, of Waterbury, Connecticut.

Cunningham was found to be deceased and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

An autopsy was performed at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington, which determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck, and the manner of death was determined to be suicide.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations at the Berlin Barracks.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact detectives at 802-229-9191.

No passengers or Amtrak employees on the train were injured during the incident.

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