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Pedestrian killed in Wareham train accident

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WAREHAM, Mass. —A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Wareham on Sunday, authorities said.

Wareham police said officers and rescue crews found a man under the front of a Massachusetts Coastal passenger train on Cranberry Highway between Route 6 and 28 at 7:15 p.m.

Officers said the victim was lying in the middle of the train tracks when he was hit by the train, which was traveling westbound at a slow speed. The train was not carrying passengers at the time, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.