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Massachusetts high school student killed after being struck by MBTA train



WHITMAN — Police Chief Timothy Hanlon and Fire Chief Timothy Clancy report that the Whitman Police and Fire Departments responded to a fatal train crash involving a pedestrian last night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Whitman Police were notified by MBTA Transit Police of a crash that occurred in Whitman involving a southbound train possibly striking a pedestrian on the tracks.

Whitman Police and Fire responded to the scene. The victim, a juvenile female, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Massachusetts State Police Detectives, MBTA Transit Police, Hanson Police, East Bridgewater Police and the Whitman Department of Public Works also responded to the scene.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld by authorities.

Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak announced this morning that a Whitman-Hanson Regional High School student passed away unexpectedly Tuesday night.

“We are all tremendously saddened to hear of this tragic loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of this student and all those who knew them,” Superintendent Szymaniak said. “We also extend our condolences to our friends at East Bridgewater High School, who were also affected by this tragedy.”

The crash is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and MBTA Transit Police.

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