MBTA Commuter Trains Collide, One Dead

NEWTON, Mass. — One person died and a dozen were injured after two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains collided.

The only fatality was the engineer of one of the trains. The employee had worked for MBTA for less than a year, according to media reports.

According to reports, one train rammed into the rear of the other train, which was waiting at a red light.

The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a Go Team to investigate the collision. NTSB Rail Investigator Wayne Workman will serve as Investigator-in-Charge and lead the 7-member team.