UPDATE #2 (4/11)
The MBTA Transit Police Commissioner Richard Sullivan announced Thursday that the decedent’s identity in Saturday’s train death in Wilmington was Michael Murphy. The Transit Police will not be releasing any further information on the incident.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office released the following statement Thursday:
Our office responded to the scene of the fatal train strike that occurred on Saturday, April 6. Upon arrival, investigators located a 60 year old Tewksbury Man who was pronounced dead at the scene. As there is no foul play suspected no additional information will be released by our office.
UPDATE #1 (4/6, 8:30pm)
The MBTA Transit Police issued the following statement:
On April 6, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call for a person possibly struck by a Commuter Rail train in Wilmington. Multiple TPD units responded along with Wilmington Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, age unknown, while trespassing on the right of way, in the vicinity of 790 Main Street, was struck by an inbound train on the Lowell Line. The male was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.
There was no passengers on board.
Transit Police detectives and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected. NO further updates.
Original Breaking News Report
According to scanner reports, a person was fatally struck by a train behind the U-Haul building on Main Street at approximately 7:30pm tonight. ALS and Medflight were originally requested, but then cancelled.
According to MBTA, the portion of the Lowell Line in Wilmington has been temporarily shut down and passengers will be transported via shuttle buses due to police activity in the area.
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