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Person fatally struck by train overnight in Fairfield

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One person is dead after the MTA says they were hit by a train and thrown into the Mill River.

It happened overnight in Fairfield, between exits 20 and 21 by I-95 near Lacy Place and Post Road.

Crews worked to get the person out of the water.

“The Fairfield Fire Department deployed a rapid deployment craft, which is a raft that can be used to inflate on scene, giving us access to get the victim in this case,” says Assistant Chief Roger Caisse.

The train involved was a southbound Metro-North train.

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