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MBTA trolley driver dies of injuries suffered in crash

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 28, 2008 11:42 PM

The operator of one of the trolleys involved in today's MBTA crash in Newton has died, her father said.

One trolley car on the D branch of the Green Line in Newton smashed into another car from behind this afternoon. The operate, Terrese Edmonds of South Boston, was trapped and died, said her father, Terry Jones.

Edmonds, 24, had been on the job for about six months, he said.

"My daughter died. I'm sorry I have to go," he said in a brief telephone interview.

The collision occurred at about 6 p.m. on the way into the Woodland station. The trolley that was rear-ended was just emerging from a scheduled stop-light when it was hit from behind, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

Six people were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, one was Medflighted to Boston Medical Center, and five were treated and released at the scene, said Pesaturo.

-- Ralph Ranalli and Jamie Vaznis

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