Contact: Beth Stone
BROCKTON – State Police Detectives, Wareham Police and the MBTA continue to investigate a fatal crash involving two pedestrians and a scenic train in Wareham, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
At approximately 7:29 pm on Saturday, Wareham Police were notified by the conductor of a commercial, scenic train who reported that two pedestrians had been struck at mile post 52.5 along the Cape Maine Line in Wareham. The two victims, a male and female, were determined to be dead on scene and an investigation commenced.
The train was a scenic train carrying 355 passengers at the time of impact, and originated in Buzzards Bay. All passengers riding on the train were accounted for and uninjured.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the deceased victims, a 33 year-old female and 36 year-old male, both from Wareham, were on the tracks at the time they were struck. The conductor made attempts to stop the train and activated the train’s emergency braking system prior to impact. The victims are not being identified at this time.
The investigation is ongoing by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Wareham Police and the MBTA.