Christmas Train Reportedly Strikes Two Pedestrians in Wareham

UPDATE: Man and woman pronounced dead at scene
Google map of the scene of tonight's train vs. pedestrians incident in Wareham.

Update at 11:10 p.m. - The Plymouth County District Attorney's office has confirmed that a man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene after they were struck by a Christmas train at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  Passengers were held on the train for nearly two hours following the tragic incident.  Authorities have not released the names of the victims or any indication of what they might have been doing on the train tracks in a wooded area near the Minot Forest Elementary School.

Original Story

A Christmas train with approximately 300 people on board reportedly struck two pedestrians in Wareham this evening.  The incident happened in the woods near the intersection of Minot Avenue and Freight House Road.

Passengers were reported to have be evacuated from the train and walked through the woods to buses waiting to take them away from the scene.

Wareham Police, State Police and investigators from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office are on scene.

See NBC Boston's video from the scene here

The incident remains under investigation.  No further information is available at this time. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on