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Man struck by Amtrak train while crossing tracks

Posted on March 3, 2016

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MANSFIELD, Mass — A man was killed when he was struck by a high-speed Amtrak train while attempting to cross the tracks near a train station in Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon, which halted train service to the station and complicated the evening commute, The Sun Chronicle reports.

An Amtrak spokeswoman said Train 172 traveling from Washington, D.C., with 166 passengers struck the man around 2:45 p.m. No crew or passengers were injured, according to Amtrak. The accident was under investigation by local and state police, as well as Amtrak and MBTA Transit police. Foul play wasn't suspected. For the full story, click here.

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