Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in Royal Oak

Posted at 7:53 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 10:39:06-04

Royal Oak police have determined that a person who was struck and killed by an Amtrak Wednesday morning appears to have committed suicide.

Police say the accident happened around 5:55 a.m. near Catalpa and Maxwell, just east of Woodward. Catalpa is now closed to traffic. 

Amtrak says Train 351 was heading from Pontiac to Chicago when it struck the person. No one on the train was injured. 

Train 351 now remains on the tracks. 

Police aren't sure how the pedestrian was able to get on the elevated tracks on private property.