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July 1, 2013

UPDATE: Man dies after being struck by train at Gloucester Crossing in Beverly


The Salem News

---- — An unidentified man in his late 50s or early 60s who was struck by a train at Gloucester Crossing in Beverly around 12:30 p.m. today has died, the MBTA confirmed this afternoon.

Police at the scene said the man suffered severe traumatic head injury. He was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital. Officers originally called for MedFlight to respond, but the medical helicopter was not flying due to weather. 

The train was heading into Boston at the time of the accident and was full of passengers, police said, but no one on the train was hurt.

Two passengers on the train, however, both doctors from Cincinnati, Ohio, hopped off to help the victim after the accident.

Police don't know the circumstances as to why the man was on the tracks.

No trains will be going through Gloucester Crossing during the investigation, according to scanner reports.

Gloucester Crossing is the intersection of Cabot, Colon and Rantoul streets. The accident happened on the Briscoe Middle School side of the intersection. The railroad crossing is manned by a crossing tender.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.