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MBTA says human error is at center of investigation into train crash that killed Wilmington woman

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Contractor failed to return security system to working mode, transit officials say

State transit officials said a contractor performing maintenance at a Wilmington railroad crossing failed to return a safety system to normal operating mode on Friday, preventing the closure of the crossing. a crossing gate just before a commuter train hits and kills a woman in her car.

A statement Saturday night from Steve Poftak, chief executive of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, said “human error” is at the center of an ongoing investigation into the crash by MBTA Transit Police, U.S. Police. State and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Roberta Sausville, 68, of Wilmington, was driving eastbound on Middlesex Avenue when the driver’s side of her vehicle was struck by an Inbound Haverhill Line train near the North Wilmington MBTA station around 5:51 p.m., the prosecutor’s office said district in a press release. .

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MBTA says human error is at center of investigation into train crash that killed Wilmington woman

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