Monday, June 11, 2012

Person Killed in WIlliamstown MA by Pan Am Train

(Source: Bennington Banner)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A person was struck and killed by a Pan Am Southern train Saturday near Moody Bridge on Cole Avenue, according to Sgt. Scott McGowan, of the Williamstown Police Department.

Pan Am notified Williamstown Police of the occurrence at 9:12 a.m. According to a press release written by McGowan, the investigation has been turned over to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Prevention and Control unit and the Pan Am Railroad Police Department.
However, McGowan also said, "At this time, there doesn't appear to be any suspicious circumstances that would have led to this unfortunate incident. Additionally, Law Enforcement does not suspect any fault with the train or crew which was operating at the time of the accident."
Attempts to reach McGowan and Cynthia Scarano, executive vice president at Pan Am Railways, for comment Sunday were unsuccessful.
The individual's identity will be revealed upon notification of relatives.

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