In Leverett, Massachusetts, authorities are investigating a fatal accident that occurred last Thursday just after 1:20pm. A pedestrian was reportedly hit and killed by an Amtrak Vertmonter train. A spokesperson for Amtrak said the person was trespassing on the tracks.
According to a spokesperson from the University of Massachusetts, the train accident victim was a sophomore political science and philosophy major who was originally from Dax, France.
There were no other injuries. The train was traveling southbound from St. Albans, Vermont, to Washington, DC when the pedestrian accident occurred. It was carrying 63 passengers at the time of the accident and was held on the tracks while the investigation was completed.
UMass student from France killed by Amtrak train, Boston Herald, September 11, 2009
Person struck, killed by train, MyFOXBoston.com, September 10, 2009
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