Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Attleboro, Mass.

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January 2, 2013, 3:08 pm
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UPDATE (3:37 p.m.): MBTA says the struck pedestrian was a woman, but did not identify her, and say Transit Police are investigating why she was on the Acela tracks.

MBTA officials also say Track #1 reopened at 2:23 p.m., but there will be residual delays for both Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton service because the Acela Express shares the track with the MBTA Commuter Rail.

(NECN) - Amtrak officials confirmed a pedestrian was struck by a train bound for Boston in Attleboro, Mass. Wednesday afternoon.

Officials with Amtrak say the Acela Express 2154 train struck a trespasser after 1 p.m., and say authorities told them the person suffered fatal injuries.

Amtrak says there were no injuries among the 197 people on the train at the time, including crew, and added train traffic has been held during the investigation.

Stay with NECN as this story develops.

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