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UPDATED: Person Struck and Killed by Commuter Rail Train

The incident reportedly happened near Exit 17 on the Mass. Pike.

Update 9:27 p.m.

Police are saying the man who was struck and killed tonight by a Framingham/Worcester commuter rail train was a 58-year-old Maryland resident, according to MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo. 

According to MBTA alerts, Framingham/Worcester commuter rail trains are facing more than 60 minute delays due to the incident.

8 p.m.

MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo has confirmed that a 40-year-old male railroad trespasser was struck and killed this evening by an outbound commuter rail train on the Framingham/Worcester line. 

The incident happened around 6:40 p.m., Pesaturo said in an email to Newton Patch.

Transit Police are currently investigating the incident. 

 

Update 7:33 p.m. 

The MBTA Transit Police have confirmed via Twitter that a person has been struck and killed by a Commuter Rail train in the area of Newton Street in Brighton. 

Transit Police are currently on scene. 

7:24 p.m.

According to @LawrenceWCVB on Twitter:

An outbound Worcester Line train (P563) struck a tresspasser on the tracks near the Allston/Newton line. 450-500 souls on board.

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A person has been struck and killed on the Commuter Rail tracks near Newton Corner this evening, according to scanner reports. 

Twitter user @firephoto161 and and @matredsoxfan2 are both reporting that Newton Fire has confirmed a fatal incident on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail tracks. The incident reportedly happened near Mass. Pike Exit 17 on the Newton/Boston line.

State Police have responded to the scene, according to scanner reports. 

Although no official delays on the Commuter Rail line have been announced by the MBTA, the line will likely be shut down while crews work the scene. 

BP September 24, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Railroads have been running people down like dogs for 150 years and don't do NOTHING to prevent the killings which is MURDER--- The crossing signals the railroads rob the tax payers blind on in costs and stolen equipment off closed/reworked crossings. People drive around them because they are junk and close roads needlessly every time the wind shifts. These railroads KNOWINGLY murder people.
Gemini September 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM
RIP Igor
RB September 25, 2012 at 02:44 AM
The world has lost a brilliant man, a loving husband and father, hopefully soon we'll have answers so that random strangers can stop speculating and being so insensitive.
domingo reyes delgado September 27, 2012 at 02:52 PM
es muy cierto,que la expeculacion se hace presente y no les culpo,cuando todo esta tan confuso,pero ciertamente..lo que sabemos es que, se accidento luego de venir de una convenccion medica...llamo a un colega,por haberse accidentado y luego lo que sucedio ,es muy extraño,considerando las circustancias...pero el se desempeñaba como investigador del cancer en boston..oncologo..una vida valiosa ha sido segada..sea la razon que sea..deben corregirse los errores,de lo que he leido..sobre los trenes y los cruzes con autopistas..es todo
DMP December 13, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I am so very sorry for the gentleman himself, and his loving family. May God rest his soul & bring his family some sort of comfort during this tragic time in their lives.

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