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Teenager Dead After Being Struck by MBTA Commuter Rail Train

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    One male is dead after being struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Haverhill Line in Andover, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017)

    A teenager was killed after being hit by an MBTA Commuter Rail train Tuesday evening in Andover, Massachusetts.

    The teen was struck by a train heading for Haverhill just before 7:30 p.m.

    Police said the 17-year-old boy was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The teen, whose identity has not been released, was a day student at Phillips Andover Academy in Andover.

    "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the boy's family and friends," said Andover Police in a statement. 

    They released the following statement:

    "The Phillips Academy community is mourning the tragic loss of a tremendous student and dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family and all who loved him. We came together in Cochran Chapel this morning to support one another and to share that counselors will remain available for as long as needed, to ensure the well-being of our students and the entire campus community."

    MBTA Transit Police said foul play is not suspected.

    The track was shut down for more than an hour as local police responded to the collision. Passengers were transported by bus.

    State police detectives assigned to the Essex district attorney's office are investigating.

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