Driver killed after pickup truck hit by Commuter Rail train in Abington

ABINGTON, Mass. — A 78-year-old man has died after the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a Commuter Rail train in Abington.

Transit police tell Boston 25 News the crash happened around 8:20 p.m. at the North Street crossing on the Kingston-Plymouth line.

There were 10 passengers on board the train at the time of the crash, but none of them reported injuries.

"As we're entering Abington, all of a sudden the train started jerking violently and all of a sudden you heard a loud bang and one of the conductors came running back and he goes 'we struck a pickup truck,'" passenger Charlie Wood said.

The driver of truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

Malini Basu is heading to the area where the crash occurred. Stay with Boston 25 News online and on air for the latest details as they become available.

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