DA identifies man struck and killed by train while fishing along railroad tracks in Wareham

WAREHAM, Mass — The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office announced the identity of a 56-year-old man who was struck and killed by a train in Wareham Thursday afternoon.

Christopher Cater, of Dorchester, was fishing along the Mass Coastal railroad tracks adjacent to Route 6 and Route 28 in Wareham around 2 p.m. when a trash train proceeded over the Narrows Crossing railroad bridge and struck Cater throwing him into the waterway below the bridge, according to District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Cater was pulled from the water and transported an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, DA Cruz said.

The train was moving at approximately 25 mph at the time of the collision and all crossing barriers were properly functioning.

The horn was also sounded repeatedly as it traveled by the victim.

The train engineer and conductor remained on the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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