Transportation

A 21-Year-Old Man Was Struck and Killed by the Commuter Rail Monday Morning

The incident happened in Belmont.


Photo by C Hanchey on Flickr/Creative Commons

A man who was struck by a commuter rail train Monday morning has died, MBTA transit police confirmed.

Police received a call around 6:20 a.m. to respond to a person possibly struck by a Fitchburg line train at Belmont’s Brighton Street Crossing station. The man, believed to be about 21 years old, died as a result of the injuries he sustained. He was trespassing on the right of way at the time of the incident. Foul play is not suspected.

The man’s name has been withheld pending next of kin notification.

The 8:10 a.m. Fitchburg line train was cancelled as a result of the incident, while a 9:37 a.m. train did go through, but about 20-30 minutes behind schedule. It’s not the only fatality on the commuter rail this month—another man in his 20s was struck by a train in Woburn on August 9.