MANSFIELD, Mass. (WPRI) — A man died Wednesday after being struck by a train in Mansfield, according to MBTA Transit Police.
The department confirmed the fatality in a tweet at about 4:30 p.m., saying MBTA officers are investigating the incident.
Transit Police confirm fatality in #Mansfield involving an Amtrak train. expect delays. TPD detectives investigating.
— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) March 2, 2016
After speaking to eyewitnesses, Mansfield police later confirmed the man was trying to cross the tracks when he was hit.
Mansfield Station was closed for hours as crews worked to clear the scene, leading to serious delays for passengers.
According to MBTA Transit Police, the Mansfield commuter rail station will be closed Thursday and all Providence Line passengers should expect delays.
Due to an earlier Amtrak trespasser fatality, the Mansfield commuter rail station will be CLOSED tomorrow morning (March 3, 2016). Drivers are advised to go to Route 128 parking garage to catch the inbound commuter rail. There will be limited parking at Mansfield with limited busing service to Sharon. All Providence Line passengers can expect delays traveling in-bound. Delays could extend into the PM rush. Passengers should monitor T-Alerts and Twitter (@mbta_cr) for updates throughout the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Access to the train station (Crocker St.) and Mansfield Ave. will continue to be closed until further notice. Limited parking will be available at the Winthrop St. Lot and River St. lots. NO trains will be stopping in Mansfield.”