Monday, March 20, 2017

Confirmed fatality: Trespasser struck Somerville.

Death Investigation
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 12:20pm Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the Park Street Grade Crossing in Somerville for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age undetermined at this time, while trespassing on the inbound track was struck by a Fitchburg Line train approximately 200 yards east of the crossing. 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. Foul play is NOT a factor.

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