Boston University Student Struck, Killed By Train

Police say a 17-year-old Boston University student from China was struck and killed by a commuter train in Boston.

Transit police say the boy's body was found on the MBTA's Worcester/Framingham line at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near the Yawkey Way stop. Foul play is not suspected.

Transit police say the boy was trespassing on the tracks.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

BU confirmed that the victim was a student at the school, but did not release his name. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

A MBTA train was delayed three hours as a result. Police say it is sometimes necessary to keep possible witnesses at the scene to ensure a thorough investigation.

In 2005, two Boston University students were killed by a commuter rail train as they walked on the tracks near Nickerson Field, about a mile from the Yawkey Way stop.

This article was originally published on September 07, 2016.


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