Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fatality in Ashland. Trespasser struck.

Death Investigation 
On February 27, 2017 at approximately 10:20PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA Commuter Rail stop in Ashland for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units along with Ashland Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 17, while trespassing on track 2 in the vicinity of the Fountain Street Overpass was struck by an inbound Worcester Line train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Middlesex DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. No further information will be released at this time.

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