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56-year-old Massachusetts man killed after being hit by train in Wareham



A Massachusetts man was killed Thursday afternoon in what is being described as a horrific accident when he was hit by a train on a railroad bridge in Wareham, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz announced.

56-year-old Christopher Cater of Dorchester was fishing on the railroad bridge with a group of friends just after 2:15 p.m. when a Mass Coastal trash train came over the bridge and hit him, pushing him into the water.

Witnesses jumped into the water to rescue Cater. He was eventually pulled from the water and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sandwich Road was closed in the area of Narrows Road by police.

The train was traveling at approximately 25 mph at the time of the crash. The horn was also reportedly hit repeatedly.

The engineer and conductor of the train remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

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