Woman killed by Amtrak train in the Bronx; investigation underway

An 80-year-old woman died Tuesday after being hit by an Amtrak train while in her car on the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge Monday. The accident has authorities questioning how she ended up on the bridge.

According to an Amtrak spokesperson, the woman drove her car onto a dirt road along the tracks leading to the bridge. The spokesperson says she went through a gate owned by Metro-North at the Riverdale Train Station in order to get to the tracks.

But some Metro-North workers who were working at the Riverdale station say the gates are closed every night. A spokesperson for Metro-North says there's no way the woman entered the tracks on Metro-North territory.

Right now, Amtrak and the NYPD are investigating the accident.

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