Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Trespasser struck in Somerville. Confirmed Fatality.

On October 11 2017 at approximately 6:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Somerville for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Several TPD units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a female, approximate age of 20's, in the vicinity of Washington Street, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Fitchburg Line.

 The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police Detectives along with the Middlesex County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.

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