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Man dies after falling under Green Line trolley at North Station

A man was killed Tuesday when he fell under a MBTA trolley as it was leaving North Station shortly after midnight, about an hour after the Boston Celtics lost Game 7 at TD Garden.

MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the man was trying to catch a Green Line train bound for Medford/Tufts around 12:18 a.m., but the doors closed before he was able to get on board.

As the train was leaving the station, the man “proceeded in the direction of the moving trolley and kicked the side,” of the train, Sullivan said in a statement. “At this point the male lost his balance and fell under the trolley as it was in motion.”


The man, whose name was not released, suffered catastrophic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sullivan said.

“On behalf of the entire MBTA organization we express our most sincere condolences to family, friends and loved ones of the decedent,” Sullivan said.

No further information was immediately available.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him @JREbosglobe.