1 Dead After Train Collides With Vehicle in Holbrook, Massachusetts | NECN

1 Dead After Train Collides With Vehicle in Holbrook, Massachusetts

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    One person is dead after an MBTA commuter rail train collided with a vehicle in Holbrook, Massachusetts. (Published Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017)

    One person is dead after an MBTA commuter rail train collided with a vehicle in Holbrook, Massachusetts.

    Emergency officials responded to the report of a crash at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred near Union and Water Streets, just outside the commuter rail station, according to Transit Police.

    The driver, a 63 year old man, was struck by an inbound Middleboro MBTA Commuter Rail train. He was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries.

    Officials believe the man was attempting to drive around the crossing gates before the accident. They do not suspect foul play.

    At the time of the crash, the train had 42 passengers on board. The train stopped at Holbrook immediately following the accident while passengers waited for another bus to Boston. Those waiting at Quincy Center or JFK/UMass were urged to take the Red Line. Services were not impacted and the scene is currently clear.

    The accident is currently under investigation by Transit Police and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office.

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