Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Trespasser struck by Amtrak train in Ashland.

On November 8, 2017 at approximately 1:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Ashland for a person possibly struck by an Amtrak train. Several TPD units along with Ashland Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of Front Street, was struck by an outbound Amtrak train on Track 1. The male, approx age of 62, has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

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

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