Man struck and killed by train in Athol was scouting hunting areas

Raymond Regan was hit while on railroad trestle over Millers River

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ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — A man killed by a train in Athol this week has been identified as a Leominster resident who was out scouting deer hunting locations when he was struck.

Authorities on Wednesday identified the man struck Tuesday morning as 65-year-old Raymond Regan.

The Northwestern district attorney’s office says Regan was on a 100-foot long railroad trestle crossing the Millers River when the train approached from behind and he couldn’t get off the trestle in time. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Identity of man struck and killed by train in Athol released

Regan’s son tells The Telegram & Gazette that his father was an avid hunter who was with a friend scouting hunting locations when he was struck. His son says Regan was a Vietnam-era Navy veteran.

The death remains under investigation.

 

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