UPDATED: Person Struck and Killed by Commuter Rail Train
The incident reportedly happened near Exit 17 on the Mass. Pike.
Update 9:27 p.m.
Police are saying the man who was struck and killed tonight by a Framingham/Worcester commuter rail train was a 58-year-old Maryland resident, according to MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
According to MBTA alerts, Framingham/Worcester commuter rail trains are facing more than 60 minute delays due to the incident.
MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo has confirmed that a 40-year-old male railroad trespasser was struck and killed this evening by an outbound commuter rail train on the Framingham/Worcester line.
The incident happened around 6:40 p.m., Pesaturo said in an email to Patch.
Transit Police are currently investigating the incident.
The MBTA Transit Police have confirmed via Twitter that a person has been struck and killed by a Commuter Rail train in the area of Newton Street in Brighton.
Transit Police are currently on scene.
According to @LawrenceWCVB on Twitter:
An outbound Worcester Line train (P563) struck a tresspasser on the tracks near the Allston/Newton line. 450-500 souls on board.
A person has been struck and killed on the Commuter Rail tracks near Newton Corner this evening, according to scanner reports.
Twitter user @firephoto161 and and @matredsoxfan2 are both reporting that Newton Fire has confirmed a fatal incident on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail tracks. The incident reportedly happened near Mass. Pike Exit 17 on the Newton/Boston line.
State Police have responded to the scene, according to scanner reports.
Although no official delays on the Commuter Rail line have been announced by the MBTA, the line will likely be shut down while crews work the scene.
These reports are from Newton emergency communications and scanner reports, and is only preliminary information. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on this story.