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83-year-old man in pickup truck hit, killed by Boston-to-Maine Amtrak train

There were no reported injuries among the crew or roughly 80 passengers on the Downeaster train headed to Brunswick, Maine, Amtrak said.
/ Source: Associated Press

HAVERHILL, Mass. — An 83-year-old man died when his pickup truck was hit by a Boston-to-Maine Amtrak train, authorities said.

The pickup “went through the gate” and ended up on the tracks in Haverhill, Massachusetts, at about 12:45 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

Video images from the scene showed the truck flipped upside down.

An Amtrak train hit a vehicle on the tracks near the station on Dec. 27, 2021, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, leaving a man dead.NBC Boston

The man, whose name was not made public, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the DA’s office. No one else was in the truck.

The vehicle was “obstructing the tracks,” according to a statement from an Amtrak spokesperson.

There were no reported injuries among the crew or roughly 80 passengers on the Downeaster train headed to Brunswick, Maine, Amtrak said.

The passengers were transferred to another train and some Downeaster service later Monday was canceled.

The crash remains under investigation.