Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Trespasser struck: Confirmed fatality

Death Investigation
On July 4, 2017 at approximately 12:40am Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the area of Parsons and Brookdale Street in Brighton for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male approximate age of 21 while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an inbound MBTA commuter rail train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives along with representatives of the Suffolk County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com