Man struck, killed by train in Ipswich

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A man was struck and killed by an MBTA train coming into the Ipswich station this morning. The man, believed to be homeless, was struck near EBSCO just before 9 a.m. Police have not released his name, pending notification of next of kin.

As of 11:23 a.m. the train was still stopped on tracks, and passengers heading north on the Newburyport line were being shuttled from the Hamilton station to their destinations.

Police said the man was sitting on the edge of the tracks and may have fallen when he stood up as the train approached. They believe that's when he was struck.

MBTA, State and Ipswich police were at the scene and waiting for the medical examiner to arrive. Dan Grabauskas, head of the MBTA, and an Ipswich resident, was also at the scene.

Grabauskas said the train operator blew his horn when he saw the man on the tracks. He said the train was not going fast because it was so close to pulling into the station.