WAREHAM (CBS) — A train struck and killed a man Sunday night, the Wareham Police reported.
At about 7:15 p.m., members of the Wareham Police Department, Onset Fire Department and Wareham EMS were dispatched to the rear area of 3125 Cranberry Highway for a reported incident involving a pedestrian struck by a train. When they arrived at the scene, officers noticed a deceased man under the front of a Massachusetts Coastal Railroad passenger train, which had been traveling westbound at an apparent slow speed at the time of the impact, the police reported in a prepared statement.
The train was not carrying civilian passengers at the time of the incident.
The deceased man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, was reportedly lying in the middle area of the train tracks when he was struck by the train, the police said. At about 9:45 p.m., his body was removed from the scene by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation, which is being conducted by the Wareham Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, is in the preliminary stages, the Wareham Police said.