On August 22, 2019 at approximately 6:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Gloucester for a report of person possibly struck by a commuter rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Gloucester Fire & EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an inbound commuter rail train on the Gloucester Branch. The male has been pronounced deceased as a 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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