DA Identifies Couple Struck And Killed By Holiday Train In Wareham

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Authorities have identified the man and woman struck and killed by a Christmas-themed train in Wareham.

The Plymouth District Attorney's office says 33-year-old Melissa Gaudette and 36-year-old Edwin Benitez-Figueroa were hit by a Cape Cod Central Railroad train on Saturday night.

Relatives said Gaudette and Benitez-Figueroa were the parents of three children.

Police and emergency workers responded to the scene at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discover a man and women had died near 72 Minot Ave. after being hit by the train.

Investigators said the "Train to Christmas Town" had more than 300 people on board, most of them children. No passengers were injured.

Children on the train weren't told of the incident, but instead were told the train had run out of "magic gas" and had to stop.

Police said the incident doesn't appear to be suspicious and is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Police and the Wareham Police Department.

This article was originally published on November 18, 2018.