Sunday, May 8, 2016

TPD confirm fatality in Holbrook; trespasser struck

On May 8, 2016 at approximately 8:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Holbrook for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Holbrook Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a 23 year old male, in the vicinity of  the Union Street grade crossing in Holbrook, while trespassing on the inbound track was struck by a Middleboro Line train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives and representatives from the Norfolk County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is not suspected.

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