Authorities identified a pair of 20-year-olds as the people found dead on MBTA tracks in Quincy early Monday morning.
BREAKING: @MBTATransitPD say a Red Line operator found a man and a woman dead on the tracks just north of the Wollaston Station at 6am. According to Transit Police it appears the two were *NOT* struck by a train #WCVB https://t.co/cF7iGzmAxZ
— Matt Reed (@MattReedNews) September 26, 2022
According to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. Kyler Granada of South Boston and Tanairy Rodriguez of Lowell were electrocuted and killed on the tracks. Investigators do not believe foul play played a role in their deaths.
Red Line Braintree Branch Update: Shuttle buses replacing service between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center due to police activity near Wollaston. Commuter Rail is accommodating passengers at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK/UMass.
— MBTA (@MBTA) September 26, 2022
According to WCVB and NBC Boston, a Red Line train operator came across their bodies. The bodies were found near Quincy’s Wollaston station tracks around 6 a.m. Monday. Soon after, investigators said they did not believe the couple was hit by a train.
6:57am update: Commuter Rail Service will resume as scheduled https://t.co/hqkZEG6qCa
— Quincy, MA Police Dept (@quincymapolice) September 26, 2022
According to District Attorney Michael Morrissey, Granada and Rodriguez came into contact with an electrified third rail on the train tracks — a power supply used in public transportation.