Train Strikes and Kills Woman in Attleboro
The incident happened near the South Attleboro station.
A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by an Amtrak Acela Express train near the South Attleboro station at 1315 Newport Ave. The Attleboro Police Department received a call about the incident at 1:08 p.m., Sgt. Arthur Brillon said.
Brillon said Attleboro police secured the scene, and MBTA Transit Police are taking the lead role in the investigation.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said the train was carrying 197 passengers and headed to Boston from Washington D.C. Nobody on the train was injured, he said.
Train service was immediately halted after the MBTA was notified about the incident, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo wrote in an email to Attleboro Patch. Service resumed at 2:30 p.m. with some residual delays.
"It's unclear why she was on the Acela tracks," Pesaturo wrote. "Transit Police detectives are investigating."
An Acela Express train can travel up to 150 mph, according to Amtrak's website.
The woman's name has not been released.