2 dead in Mass. train crash
The Associated Press
A commuter train hit a maintenance crew Tuesday, killing two workers and seriously injuring two others, transportation officials said.
The afternoon train was headed from Lowell to Boston with 43 passengers when it struck a piece of track repair equipment near a station in suburban Woburn. Two other workers and about 10 passengers were treated for minor injuries.
Earlier trains had been switched to parallel tracks, said Scott Farmelant, a spokesman for the commuter rail system. It was unclear why the train that hit the crew was on the track where the crew was working.
About 10 passengers were taken to hospitals with minor injuries and because they were "shaken up," Pesaturo said.
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