Identity of man struck and killed by train in Athol released

Raymond Regan of Leominster was struck while walking across railroad trestle

Courtesy: MGNonline
Courtesy: MGNonline

ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) – A 65 year-old man from Leominster has been identified as the person killed after being struck by a freight train in Athol Tuesday.

Man died after being hit by train in Athol

Mary Carey of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office told 22News that Raymond Regan was walking on a 100 foot-long railroad trestle over the Millers River, when a train approached. Regan was apparently unable to get off the tracks in time, and was struck by the train.

He was taken to Athol Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly after noontime. His body is being examined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which will determine an official cause of death.

Investigators are still looking into what led up to Regan’s death.

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