MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police say a Mansfield woman who was probably using railway tracks as a shortcut was struck and killed by an MBTA train near her home.

Police Chief Arthur O’Neill on Sunday said Mansfield public safety dispatch received a call from the Boston railroad control center reporting that an MBTA train had reported striking a person on the tracks late Saturday.

The train had just left Mansfield Station, coming out of South Station in Boston and bound for Providence, Rhode Island.

Patrolman Roy Bain of Mansfield Police Department says authorities have now identified the victim, but her name was being withheld until relatives were notified.


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