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Woman struck, killed by MBTA commuter rail train

A woman who was on the railroad tracks was fatally struck by an MBTA commuter rail train in Gloucester Monday night, Transit Police said.

The woman, who has not been identified, was on the eastbound tracks underneath the Gloucester Street overpass when she was struck by the train around 10:10 p.m., according to MBTA Transit Police Lieutenant Richard Sullivan.

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The woman was not authorized to be on the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office and Transit Police are investigating.

Foul play is not suspected, officials said.

Gloucester police and firefighters also responded to the incident.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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