Saturday, June 18, 2016

Transit Police confirm fatality in Franklin.

The victim has been identified as Eric Parker, 27, of Sudbury. NO further updates.

On June 18, 2016 at approximately 4:20pm Transit Police officers assigned to the South district received a radio call to respond to Franklin for a person possibly struck by an MBTA train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Franklin Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximately 26 years of age, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an outbound train on the Forge Park line. The male has been 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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