WILMINGTON (CBS) – Woman killed Friday night while her car was driving hit by a Commuter Rail train in Wilmington has been identified as 68-year-old Roberta Sausville.
Sausville, a Wilmington resident, was driving east along Middlesex Avenue and across the railroad when he was hit. There was no one else in the car.
Transit police said the impact pushed Sausville’s vehicle 40-50 yards. She is presumed dead at the scene.
The Wilmington Selection Board released a statement, saying there were reports that safety features had failed to activate in the area prior to the train’s passing.
The Board of Selectmen extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Wilmington resident, who lost her life when the vehicle she was traveling in was hit by an MBTA train shortly before 6pm last night. The board will require the MBTA to respond as to why the safety features at the north Wilmington interchange were reported not to be activated and to assure the MBTA that procedures are in place to maintain the operability of the junction. the crossed arms and lights at their railway.
There were 54 people on the train, bound for Boston. No injuries have been reported.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said on Saturday the crash was still being investigated by her office along with Massachusetts State Police, Wilmington Police and the MBTA Transit Police.
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