Tuesday, November 7, 2017

TPD confirm fatality in Chelsea.

On November 7, 2017 at approximately 9PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Chelsea at Everett Ave crossing for a person possibly struck by a train. Several TPD units along with Chelsea Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, in the vicinity of the Everett Avenue grade crossing, disregarded the warning devices which were fully functional and activated and entered onto  the right of way. As a result the male was struck by an outbound Rockport Line commuter rail train . The male, approx age of 27, has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives are on scene and 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.