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Fatal "T" Crash in Newton

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The train operator trapped after a collision near Boston during the evening rush hour has died.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says 24-year-old Terrese Edmonds died as firefighters struggled to rescue her from the wreckage near the Woodland Station in suburban Newton.

Pesaturo says the two-car train she was operating slammed into the back of another two-car train approaching the station.

One passenger was flown to a Boston hospital, and the other injured commuters were taken to nearby Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Spokesman Brian O'Dea says the hospital had eight train-wreck patients, including two who walked in, none with serious injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of seven investigators to the site to probe the crash. A report is expected to be released in 18 months.

This program aired on May 29, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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