Investigation underway after Boston College student struck by Commuter Rail train

NEWTON, MASS. (WHDH) - An investigation is underway after a Boston College student was struck and seriously injured by a Commuter Rail train in Newton on Friday morning, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to the Washington Street MBTA station around 10 a.m. found a young woman on the tracks suffering from serious injuries, according to the Transit Police Department.

Ariel Cox, a member of Boston College’s class of 2022 and the daughter of economic professor Donald Cox, was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a school official confirmed. There was no immediate word on her condition.

Cox, a native of Newton, was trespassing on the right of way when she was struck by an inbound train, Transit police said.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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