Statement from Transit Police

The following statement was released by the MBTA Transit Police.

On January 18, 2016 at approximately 5:25pm Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to Melrose for a report of a person possibly struck by a commuter rail train. Multiple TPD units along with Melrose Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: in the vicinity of 94 Vinton Road, Melrose a male (age unknown) while trespassing on the right of way of track 1 was struck by a northbound Haverhill Line train. The male was 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).

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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