Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train in Mass.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been struck and killed by a Boston-bound Amtrak train in Attleboro in southeastern Massachusetts.
A spokesman for the MBTA, which owns the tracks, said it’s not immediately known why she was on the tracks. MBTA police are investigating the incident, which happened after 1 p.m. near Newport Avenue and the South Attleboro train station.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said one track was reopened at about 2:20 p.m., but there were residual delays for Amtrak and the MBTA’s commuter rail service between Providence and Stoughton, Mass., on the shared track.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said none of the 197 passengers and crew on the Acela express train was hurt.