Man on tracks in Brockton is killed by train

A West Bridgewater man was struck and killed by a commuter rail train in Brockton Saturday night, authorities said.

Danny M. Rivard, 39, was sitting on the tracks at 11:19 p.m. when he was struck by a Middleborough-bound train, the Plymouth district attorney’s office said in a prepared statement.


Responders from Transit Police and Brockton police and fire departments found Rivard dead at the scene near Lawrence and Perkins streets, a short distance from Brockton Station, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said.

Cruz’s office, Transit Police, and Brockton police were investigating with assistance from State Police. Foul play is not suspected in Rivard’s death, Cruz’s office said.

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Rivard was trespassing on the tracks when he was struck, the MBTA said.

In Belmont, a 23-year-old man was hit by a slow-moving inbound train near Waverley Station at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Transit Police said. He was hospitalized but is expected to survive.

The victim, whose identity was not released, also was trespassing on the tracks when he was struck by the train, the MBTA said. Transit Police are investigating.

Nicholas Jacques can be reached at nicholas.jacques
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