Pittsfield Man Dies After Being Struck By Train
According to a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, a Pittsfield man died Tuesday evening after being struck by a train on a stretch of railroad tracks between South Church Street and Mill Street.
Rodney Sumner, 54, died in the collision shortly after 4 p.m. Investigators believe Sumner was in the area observing nearby construction and was unable to get out of the path of the eastbound train. Investigators did not find evidence of Sumner being distracted or impaired.
Pittsfield Police are investigating the death as accidental. Pittsfield Police, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.