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83-year-old man dies after Amtrak Downeaster train bound for Brunswick collides with pickup truck in Massachusetts

The man, whose name has not been released, was the only person in the vehicle, authorities said.

HAVERHILL, Mass. — An 83-year-old man died Monday after an Amtrak Downeaster train collided with a vehicle obstructing tracks north of Haverhill, Massachusetts, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the pickup truck he was driving went through a gate on Rosemont Street and collided with the train around 12:45 p.m., the Essex County District Attorney's Office said Monday night.

The man, whose name has not been released, was the only person in the vehicle, authorities said.

The train, Downeaster No. 683, was on its way from Boston to Brunswick, Amtrak public relations manager Beth Toll told NEWS CENTER Maine. 

Amtrak Northeast tweeted that the train would not continue on its route, and the 80 passengers on board would transfer to trains 684 and 687.

Toll said no injuries had been reported among crew members or passengers.

According to NEWS CENTER Maine's media partners at NECN, the vehicle was flipped over against a tree near the tracks and a road crossing.

Amtrak police are cooperating with local police to investigate, Toll said.

Credit: NBC10 Boston

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