Man is killed after being struck by commuter rail train in Natick

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NATICK — A man was killed late Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a commuter rail train on West Central Street, authorities said.

The unidentified man was struck by a westbound train near the Natick Veterans of Foreign Wars facility at 113 West Central St., police Lt. Brian Lauzon said.

"All we know at the moment is we have a trespasser fatality," he said.

MBTA Transit Police spokesman Superintendent Richard Sullivan said no foul play was suspected.

Middlesex District Attorney spokeswoman Meghan Kelly said the person killed was a 52-year-old Natick man. She said Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the DA's office are assisting in the investigation.

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The incident occurred between the Natick Center and West Natick stops.

The incident is being investigated by the MBTA Transit Police and the Natick Police Department.

The fatality resulted in delays as long as an hour Wednesday evening on the commuter rails for both the inbound and outbound sides due to the police activity, according to MBTA tweets.

This is the second pedestrian hit and killed by a train in Natick this year.

On March 14, a woman was killed at 11:33 a.m. on East Central Street.

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This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: Train vs. pedestrian fatality in Natick, commuter rail delayed