School Officials ID 14-Year-Old Boy Hit, Killed By Train In Newton

School officials have identified the 14-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a commuter train in Newton.

The Boston Globe reports that Lincoln-Sudbury Superintendent and Principal Bella Wong sent a letter to parents following the death of Eli Pilat. Pilat was a ninth-grader at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

Transit police say Pilat was on the inbound track around 8:45 p.m. Friday when he was hit by the train. His death remains under investigation.

Wong says Pilat had recently moved to Sudbury from Needham.

She says counseling services for students and staff will be available starting Monday.

Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman says Pilat and his siblings previously attended Newton schools. Newton North and Newton South high schools will have counselors available Monday.


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