One Dead, One Injured After Being Struck By Train

One Dead, One Injured After Being Struck By Train”

One person was killed and another was seriously injured after being struck by a train in Thompson.

Police say 26-year-old Morgan Nordby had been knocked down an embankment and was pronounced dead at the scene.

They added that employee volunteers from the company's railroads gave hundreds of Operation Lifesaver presentations a year ago to thousands of schoolchildren, school bus and truck drivers, law enforcement personnel, first responders and other people to discuss the importance of rail-crossing safety and never trespassing on railroad tracks.

Train service was stopped for the investigation but resumed when the scene was cleared at around 6:30 a.m.

Brittany Lafleche, 28, of Thompson, was conscious and alert when crews arrived but suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to UMass Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, for further evaluation.

State police from the Danielson barracks are investigating. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death for Nordby.

The rail line is owned by the Providence and Worcester Railroad, according to state records.

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