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Woman, 32, killed by commuter rail train in Natick, man injured

Transit Police on the scene in Natick, where two people were struck by a commuter rail train Friday.Boston 25 News

Commuter rail trains struck and killed two people in Massachusetts Friday in separate incidents.

A train fatally struck a man in Dedham Friday evening, more than 11 hours after a train struck and killed a 32-year-old woman in Natick, MBTA police said.

Dedham police said in a statement they responded to the Cedar Street bridge area 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 and age were not released.


In Natick, the woman was killed and a 49-year-old man was seriously injured early Friday when they were struck by a commuter rail train while walking on the tracks, Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said.

The woman and the man were struck near the Speen Street and West Central Street overpass, an area sometimes frequented by homeless people, Sullivan said.

The man suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive, he said.

The identities of those victims were not disclosed Friday.

John R. Ellement of Globe staff contributed to this report.