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    2 killed as Amtrak train, car collide in Mansfield

    An Amtrak train struck a car on the tracks in Mansfield, killing the two occupants in the vehicle, according to MBTA police. Delays were expected on the MBTA’s Providence and Stoughton line.

    Amtrak service has been restored between Boston and Providence, R.I., following a police investigation, according to the company’s Twitter account.

    The temporary track closure affected service at South Station, Back Bay Station and Route 128 Station on Monday morning.


    Late Sunday, an Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston hit a car in Mansfield, about 20 miles southwest of Boston. None of the 180 passengers or crew was injured.

    In a press conference, Mansfield Chief of Police Ronald Sutton said that police were investigating “a very large crime scene.”