Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal Amtrak trespasser incident

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 13, 2020 08:46 AM
Created: September 12, 2020 09:23 AM

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal incident involving trespassers near the Amtrak Hudson Station.

According to Amtrak, at 7:35 p.m. Friday Maple Leaf Train 64 came into contact with two people trespassing on the railroad south of Albany.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said 54-year-old Anna Podgorbunski of the Bronx was walking North along the tracks in the town of Greenport, when she was struck and killed by the train.

There were no injuries to any Amtrak customers or crew members. 

Amtrak tweeted that Train 239 was back on the move around 10:30 p.m. after it was stopped at the station. This caused the train to be almost two and a half hours behind schedule. 


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