On January 18, 2016 at approximately 5:25pm Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to Melrose for a report of a person possibly struck by a commuter rail train. Multiple TPD units along with Melrose Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: in the vicinity of 94 Vinton Road, Melrose a male (age unknown) while trespassing on the right of way of track 1 was struck by a northbound Haverhill Line train. The male was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. (Foul play is not suspected).
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