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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train in North Adams
01:23PM / Wednesday, June 05, 2024
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An individual was killed after being struck by a train early Wednesday.

Investigators were at the scene for several hours on Wednesday. 

Update: 8:57 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A North Adams woman was struck and killed by a train early Wednesday morning. 

Lynn Stanley, 41, was struck by a southbound train at approximately 5:10 a.m., according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Dispatch received an emergency call at approximately 5:10 a.m. reporting that an individual had been struck by train in the area of American Legion Drive, said Police Lt. Anthony Beverly. 
The DA's office said Stanley was under the Hadley Overpass; trains run over a trestle that spans the Hoosic River under the overpass and along the Western Gateway Heritage State Park. 
North Adams Police and Fire and Northern Berkshire EMS responded and determined that the individual was deceased on scene. 
The investigation was turned over to the Massachusetts State Police and the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. iBerkshires has contacted both requesting more information. 
Investigators were parked in the American Legion post parking lot and across from the trestle that runs under the Hadley Overpass for most of the morning. A life-flight helicopter was initially called but then canceled. 
It's not clear where the accident took place but pedestrians have been crossing the tracks behind the American Legion as a shortcut for decades. 
The train was apparently headed south and has since continued its journey.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation include the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and the National Transportation Safety Board.
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