Mansfield commuter rail station will be closed Thursday morning after person fatally struck

Mansfield Station will be closed Thursday morning following a fatal incident Wednesday afternoon where a pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train, according to MBTA Transit Police.

Drivers are advised to go to the Route 128 parking garage to get on the inbound commuter rail, authorities said. A limited shuttle bus service from the Mansfield Station to Sharon Station will be available, but officials said there will be limited parking at Mansfield.

Officials said all Providence Line passengers traveling inbound will likely experience delays through the morning, and possibly into the evening commute.

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Around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Mansfield police said they responded to a call about a person struck by a train. Upon arrival, officers discovered the person had been fatally struck on the northbound side of the track by an Amtrak train heading to Boston, police said in a Facebook post.

Witnesses told police a man was attempting to cross the tracks from the Crocker Street. Authorities were still attempting to identify the victim Wednesday night.

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[fragment number=2] Some vehicles at the station were impacted during the incident, according to police.

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