WEST HAVEN - A Metro-North employee was struck and killed by a train in West Haven this afternoon.

The company says a preliminary investigation shows 27-year veteran Robert Luden was standing in a position where he could not be seen by the engineer.

The accident comes less than two weeks after two trains collided in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people.

Service was delayed into and out of New Haven while police investigated the accident.

For extended Chopper 12 footage above the fatal train crash, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.