Body found on tracks in Rensselaer, train traffic halted

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man is dead after he was struck by a train.

Emergency crews were called to the train tracks off South Street in Rensselaer by Papscanee Island Nature Preserve around 4 p.m. Thursday. A passerby said they saw a body on the tracks.

Police say the 18-year-old was struck by a train and has been ruled a suicide. He was a student at UAlbany.

Amtrak Police are assisting in the investigation.

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