A commuter rail train fatally struck a man in Dedham this evening, marking the second time someone was killed by a train Friday in Massachusetts, MBTA police said.
MBTA police said in a statement they responded to the incident near the Cedar Street bridge in Dedham around 6:15 p.m.
The man was struck by an outbound commuter rail train on the Franklin line, police said. Foul play is not suspected. The matter is being investigated by the Norfolk district attorney’s office and MBTA police. The man’s identity was not released Friday night.
Earlier in the day Friday, a woman was killed and a man was seriously injured when they were struck by a commuter rail train while walking on the tracks in Natick.
The commuter rail’s Franklin line experienced severe delays after the Dedham incident Friday evening.
A train traveling from South Station to Forge Park stopped at Readville in Hyde Park, and a conductor announced that an individual had been struck near the Endicott stop in Dedham.
A spokesman for Keolis, the company that operates the commuter rail for the MBTA, declined to comment on the matter, deferring to the MBTA police. Messages left with that department were not immediately returned Friday night.
In a tweet Friday night, MBTA police acknowledged they were on “the right of way in Dedham” and warned riders on the Franklin line to expect delays.
Transit Police on the right of way in Dedham, expect delays. Updates to follow. #MBTA— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) September 15, 2017
Before 7 p.m., a Twitter account operated by Keolis stated that there “is police activity on the right of way” on the Franklin line and that trains “are not moving near Readville.”
That account also warned that a commuter rail train scheduled to depart Forge Park at 7:43 p.m. is expected to depart late because of the police activity.
Franklin Update: Train 723 (6:20 pm from S Station) is stopped at Readville due to police activity on the right of way. Updates to follow.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) September 15, 2017
Franklin Train 726 (7:43 pm from Forge Park) is expected to depart late due to police activity on the right of way. Updates to follow.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) September 15, 2017