A train leaving South Station just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday struck and killed a man who allegedly walked onto the tracks.
According to MBTA police reports, the victim was in a crouched position and walked in front of the train after it left South Station, heading toward the Fairmount/Readville MBTA Commuter Rail Station.
The train’s engineer told officers he pulled the emergency brake on the train, but was unable to avoid hitting the victim.
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According to the report, the victim came out from under the platform of the closed South Bay Commuter Rail Station and went into the path train.