Residents call for barrier at deadly Stratford tracks

Residents are calling for action after another person was hit and killed by a train in Stratford.

Police say 49-year-old James Hornak, of Fairfield, was killed by an oncoming train Friday night. This was the third death in less than four months on the Stratford tracks.

The tracks are located near Seymour Avenue. People who live and work around the area say it's a common cut-through.

Stratford Mayor Jim Miron calls the stretch of tracks ?Dead Man?s Curve.? He wants to see some type of barrier installed to stop people from crossing the tracks. Miron says he will be meeting with Lt. Gov. Michael Fedelle Tuesday and will present him with a letter to give to Gov. Jodi Rell, asking her to urge the DOT to put up barriers.

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