Recent Grad Killed by MBTA Train
Joshua Stimson, 22, struck near Fenway station
A recent graduate of the School of Management was found dead early yesterday morning on the eastbound tracks of the MBTA’s Green D Line between the Fenway and Longwood stations.
Joshua Stimson (SMG’10), who graduated in September, was apparently hit by an outbound train, according to an MBTA spokesperson. The Boston Globe reports that Stimson’s body was found at a spot where the tracks are fenced on both sides. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
The MBTA Transit Police are investigating the death.
Stimson, 22, who was originally from North Haverhill, N.H., was a resident of Brighton. He was a past president of the paintball club and a member of the ski club.
Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore calls the death a terrible tragedy and a painful reminder of the need to look after each other and take care of our personal safety.
“It is very sad whenever we lose any member of our community,” says Elmore. “Our hearts go out to his family.”
Students and staff can find counseling with Marsh Chapel chaplains and at Student Health Services. Chaplains can be reached at 617-353-3560. To speak to an SHS counselor, call 617-353-3575. A 24-hour counseling hotline is available at 617-353-3569.
Information about memorial services will be published on BU Today as information becomes available.
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