On October 1, 2018 at approximately 9AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Gloucester CR for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Gloucester Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the right of way on the Rockport Line in Gloucester, in the vicinity of Route 128 overpass bridge was struck by an MBTA commuter rail train.The male has been pronounced deceased asa result of injuries sustained.
Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.
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