WAREHAM (CBS) – Two people were hit and killed by a Christmas-themed train Saturday night in Wareham.

The crash happened in the area of Minot Ave. around 7:30 p.m.

An ambulance at the scene where two people were hit by a train in Wareham. (WBZ-TV)

A South Coastal Scenic train hit a man and a woman who investigators believe were on the tracks at the time.

“The train was a scenic train carrying numerous passengers at the time of impact, and originated in Buzzards Bay. No passengers riding on the train were injured,” the Plymouth District Attorney’s office said.

A Christmas themed train that fatally struck two people in Wareham. (WBZ-TV)

Witnesses said hundreds of people, including children, were on board. They were forced to wait on the train for hours while police investigated. Ultimately, the train went back to its starting point.

The train is similar to a Polar Express ride that regularly travels through Wareham during the holiday season.

Wareham Police said the deaths did not appear to be suspicious.

Comments (16)
  1. Alex Tirrell says:

    Why aren’t they naming the train attraction?

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