Man hit, killed by Amtrak train in Downtown Orlando

- An investigation is underway Sunday night after a person was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Downtown Orlando.

After an hours-long delay, passengers were finally off the Amtrak train that hit and killed a person on the tracks.

Andrew Rosenbaum, a passenger on the train, said, "It's surreal. You know, you're used to delays on airplanes and trains, but to know that it was because somebody may have lost their life or was hit, it's unfortunate."

Rosenbaum was one of 198 people on board Amtrak's 98-Silver Meteor train that hit and killed a man Sunday afternoon.

Rosenbaum was on his way to South Carolina.

He said, "It's devastating. You're going, just trying to travel, for enjoyment, and to find out what should be an easy trip.Turns out somebody loses their life. It kind of hits home."

Orlando police said Samuel Luis Perez Torres, 26, was hit by the train around 2 p.m.

An Amtrak official  told Fox 35 the person was a trespasser and was struck about two miles north of the Orlando train station.

Rosenbaum said, "I feel bad because I'm frustrated cuz I sat on a train for five hours to go 10 miles. But, if that's the worst part for me, I can live with that."

Another passenger told Fox 35 the mood was mostly calm on the train, but claims passengers weren't let off during the delay.

She said she missed the birth of her great grandson because of the delay.

About the incident and the victim, Rosenbaum said,  "I hope that whoever's family it is, I wish the best for them."

The incident appears to be a suicide.

Orlando police said Amtrak and officials are cooperating with the investigation.

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