Thursday, August 13, 2015

Confirmed fatality Mansfield.

On August 13, 2015 at approximately 11am Transit Police officers working in Area 3 received a radio call to respond to Mansfield for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Several Transit Police units responded as well as Mansfield Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, trespassing on Track 2, was struck by an eastbound Amtrak train in the vicinity of Norfolk Street. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives and representatives of Bristol County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident.  Foul play is NOT suspected.

media inquiries should be directed to LT. Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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