13-year-old boy fatally struck by commuter rail train Dedham

A 13-year-old boy was fatally struck by a commuter rail train in Dedham Tuesday afternoon.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s office identified the boy as Eric Plathe of Dedham Tuesday evening.

Transit police said the boy was trespassing on the tracks near Endicott Station when he was struck by a Franklin Line train around 4:20 p.m.

State police detectives assigned to the DA’s office are investigating the incident along with transit police. The Norfolk District Attorney’s office said foul play is not suspected at this time.

Authorities warned commuters to expect delays on the Franklin Line as a result of the incident.

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