Three dead after Amtrak train derailment in Mass.

MANSFIELD, Mass. (WPRI) – MBTA Transit Police confirm that three people inside a truck that was struck by an Amtrak train early Monday have died.

One hundred eighty passengers were on the Amtrak train traveling from Washington to Boston when it collided with a pickup truck around midnight.

None of the passengers were injured, but officials will not comment on the condition of the conductor.

Video capture from WFXT of fatal train crash in Mansfield, Massachusetts. (WFXT)
Video capture from WFXT of fatal train crash in Mansfield, Massachusetts. (WFXT)

According to the Amtrak Northeast Twitter account, service from Boston to Providence has been restored. It was originally reported there would be delays Monday morning.

The chief of Mansfield Police described what investigators are dealing with.

“What we have is a very large crime scene. We have a very long extended investigation ahead of us. And we really can’t get into it too much beyond that point,” Chief Ronald Sellon of the Mansfield Police Department said.

One reason the chief won’t elaborate further, the truck isn’t at a crossing, leaving a lot of unanswered questions as to how the truck got access to the rail line.

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