Report: Dracut Native Killed By Passing Train
Oct 27, 2016 09:19AM
● By Bill Gilman
A 65-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning, when he was struck by a freight train.while walking along tracks in Athol,
Raymond Regan, who grew up in Dracut but had lived in Leominster for many years, had been pheasant hunting with a friend, while also "scoping out the area" in preparation for deer hunting season, according to an article published in the Sentinel and Enterprise.
According to the report, Regan, an avid outdoorsman, was with a friend, walking on a railroad trestle crossing Miller's River at the time he was struck. The tracks are owned by Pan-Am Railroad.
The accident took place around 11 a.m. Regan was taken to nearby Athol Hospital, where he died around noon.
Regan was a Navy Veteran, who served in the Vietnam War. He worked as a mason but was also a part-time taxidermist who owned Artistic Taxidermy,