WAREHAM – As you will see in the following HN Video, multiple agencies responded and began investigating the scene where two pedestrians were struck and killed by a train Saturday last evening.
On Saturday, November 17, at about 7:30 pm, Wareham Police and multiple other agencies responded to the railroad tracks in the vicinity of 72 Minot Road for the report of two pedestrians struck by a train.
According to a Wareham PD press statement, officers discovered the two individuals had died as a result of the accident.
The charted train had over 300 people on board and there was concern they would have to be shuttled from the area. The school department was contacted and they responded with multiple busses. Ultimately, the train was able to be taken back to its starting point and the busses were not needed, according the WPD statement.
“The incident does not appear suspicious and is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police assigned to District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s officer, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and the Wareham Police Department,” according to the WPD press statement.
A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to assist first responders search the area for the possibility of other walking along the tracks.
The male and female victims were declared dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.
The following HN Video briefly highlights the scene…