Ava Patete MBTA Train Accident – Police Chief Timothy Hanlon and Fire Chief Timothy Clancy say that the Whitman Police Department and the Whitman Fire Department responded to a train accident last night that killed a pedestrian. At about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, MBTA Transit Police told Whitman Police about a crash in Whitman involving a southbound train that may have hit a person walking on the tracks.
Police and fire crews from Whitman went to the scene. The victim, a young girl, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. On the scene were also detectives from the Massachusetts State Police, the MBTA Transit Police, the Hanson Police Department, the East Bridgewater Police Department, and the Whitman Department of Public Works.
While the identity of the deceased is being withheld by authorities, evidence suggests that Ava Patete was the victim of the accident. Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak announced this morning that a Whitman-Hanson Regional High School student passed away unexpectedly Tuesday night.
“We are all tremendously saddened to hear of this tragic loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of this student and all those who knew them,” Superintendent Szymaniak said. “We also extend our condolences to our friends at East Bridgewater High School, who were also affected by this tragedy.” The crash is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and MBTA Transit Police.
Related story: Man dies in Whitman County crash on U.S. 195
A news statement from the Washington State Patrol says that an SUV driven by an 80-year-old man went off the road on U.S. Highway 195 on Sunday and crashed into a hillside. The man died at the scene. Munir Daud, who lives in Pullman, was driving north on U.S. 195 around 7:15 p.m. when his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer turned into the southbound lanes near the border between Idaho and Washington.
The car Daud was driving went off the road and hit a hillside. Daud was wearing a seat belt, so he was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The accident is being looked into, but the Washington State Patrol doesn’t think that drugs played a role.
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