NORWOOD – Exactly one month after the Norwood police and fire departments held a mock crash drill near the Norwood Depot Station, police responded to a fatal incident there Monday night.
According to a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit police report, Paul Matchett, 36, of Norwood, was struck by a train at 5:27 p.m. just south of the Norwood Depot on the Franklin Line. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 p.m. by a Norwood Police detective.
The transit report states that police believe Matchett was walking in an unauthorized area of the “Right-of-Way” on track two near 142 Hill St.
A similar accident was reported a few weeks ago on the same line near Hyde Park. That incident was reported as a suicide.
A resident who was riding another train when the latest accident occurred said in an e-mail that conductors at the scene Monday night “had very little information.”
He added that passengers were told that a pedestrian had been struck and that the delay was “going to be awhile” but not much else. According to the transit police report, service on the track was restored at 8 p.m.
The tracks are in a heavily congested area of Norwood near the corner of Railroad Avenue.
Transit Police would not release any additional details about the incident other than what was contained in the police report.