Body found along train tracks in Russell

Hampden County

RUSSELL, Mass. (WWLP) – A body was found along the train tracks in the western Hampden County town of Russell late Tuesday morning.

Russell Fire Chief Michael Morrisey told 22News that the body was discovered around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday by residents who live in the area of 130 Valley View Avenue near the Pochassic Road crossing.

According to a statement sent to 22News by CSX, the person’s deadly injuries appear to be from a train but it’s not clear if it was a suicide, accident or a crime.

“CSX is working with state and local authorities as they investigate this incident. CSX appreciates the swift response provided by the Massachusetts State Police and Russell Police Departments. Our thoughts are with those impacted by this tragic event.”

The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office as well as Russell Police, the Russell Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police and CSX Railroad Police are investigating the death.

Police have not released the victim’s identity.

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