Cape Cod Central Railroad Statement on Fatal Crash

Two trespassers were on the tracks...

Cape Cod Central Railroad has issued the following statement concerning last night's double fatal incident involving a man and woman on the tracks in Wareham...

"Tonight, during our final dress rehearsal for our holiday themed event, "The Train to Christmas Town”, unfortunately two trespassers were struck while we were traveling on our tracks," the statement reads. "We had invited over 300 first responders and their families aboard our final dress rehearsal of the season. This is our way of giving back to those who give so much to our local communities . On our way to the north pole this evening, we came upon trespassers who were on our tracks. Sadly, tragedies such as this could be avoided if people would not trespass on train tracks. No passengers were injured in this incident and the staff did their best to distract the children from the sad reality which was occurring outside."

Of the 300 passengers on the train, approximately 100 were reported to be children.  Staff and adult passengers did their best to distract the children from the events unfolding outside.

NBC Boston reports that the train was detached from its engine and returned to the Buzzards Bay Depot.

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