TPD confirm fatality in Norfolk. Trespasser struck.
On November 3, 2017 at approximately 10:25AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Norfolk Commuter Rail for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Several TPD units responded along with Norfolk Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a female, approximate age of 21, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an outbound MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Franklin Line.
The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.
Transit Police Detectives along with the Norfolk County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.
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