Man struck and killed by train near Cohasset Station

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COHASSET — A man in his 50s was fatally struck by a train just south of Cohasset Station at 12:13 p.m. today, according to Cohasset police and MBTA officials.

The victim was reportedly on the tracks within the right-of-way when the outbound train heading towards Scituate struck him.

The incident prompted a response from Cohasset police detectives, Transit police detectives, and Troopers assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office, who are currently conducting an investigation.

As a result of the accident, Lower King Street was closed for approximately three hours while emergency services attended the scene.

Passengers on the affected train were transferred to an MBTA bus to continue their journey to stops located south of Cohasset.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been tasked with determining the cause and manner of death.

In light of this tragedy, authorities remind the public that support is available for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers free, confidential help 24/7.

Callers can reach out to 988 via call, text, or chat, regardless of whether they are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line provides immediate assistance and connects individuals to mental health and substance use treatment services across the state.

For support, individuals can call or text 833-773-2445 or visit masshelpline.com for online chat services.

No further information regarding the incident has been released at this time.

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