Marzocca Station. Source: Valerio Pretelli/Wikimedia Commons

Father and son hit and killed by a freight train in Italy

Marzocca Station. Source: Valerio Pretelli/Wikimedia Commons

Last night, two men, father and son, were hit and killed by a freight train near Senigallia, in Western Italy. Transit on the Marotta-Senigallia line was interrupted in both directions around 9 pm, causing delays of up to 60 minutes for high-speed and regional trains.

The tragedy occurred near the Mameli seafront, a couple of km from the station in Senigallia.
The Ancona Railway Police (Polfer) and the Italian Judicial Authority intervened at the accident location to start an investigation.

According to the first reconstructions, the son was threatening to jump in front of the train. The father attempted to stop and save him but they both ended up being hit by the freight train.

The father and the son, respectively 63 and 26 years old, were both declared dead on the spot. Originally from Perugia, they were spending their holidays in Senigallia, as they did every year.

Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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