HANSON — A man was struck and killed in Hanson by an MBTA commuter rail train, according to Hanson Police, whose officers were called to the scene to assist MBTA Transit police.
According to published reports, Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the man, who was not identified, was trespassing “directly in the right of way” when the train hit him. While the incident is under investigation, Sullivan indicated that foul play was not suspected.
The Boston Globe reported the victim was a 31-year-old man.
Hanson Chief Michael Miksch, said the Transit police called Hanson to assist them with securing the scene.
“It was not a scheduled train,” Miksch said Monday. “Empty trains are not uncommon at night to deliver cars to Kingston and … during the winter snow trains plow the tracks at night.”
The MBTA had halted commuter rail trains along the Kingston Line at Hanson, transferring passengers between Hanson, Halifax and Kingston while the tracks were closed for the police investigation. Regular service had resumed by 10 a.m., Sunday.
An Abington High School senior, Katelyn McCarthy was killed by a commuter rail train on the Kingston Line the week before when she was walking along the right of way in the area of Birch Street, according to published reports about the investigation of that incident.
Counselors were made available to students at the school Monday.