Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Death Investigation Newbury Commuter Rail

Death investigation
On August 13, 2014 at approximately 9:55AM Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to the Newbury Commuter Rail for a motionless body laying near the track area. Several Transit Police units responded along with Newbury Police and Fire. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: in the vicinity of the Hay Street grade crossing officers located a lifeless female, near the track bed, who appeared to have suffered trauma about her body.

Transit Police detectives and representatives from Essex County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected at this time. Preliminary information may suggest the female was struck by a commuter rail train while possibly trespassing on or near the right of way.

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