MBTA Employee Killed in ‘Tragic Accident' Involving Bus in Quincy

"The T asks the public to keep the victim’s family in their thoughts and prayers."

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A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employee killed in a “tragic accident” involving an MBTA bus in Quincy has been identified as a 45-year-old Brockton woman, officials announced Sunday.

The employee who was killed in Saturday's accident at the Quincy Center Station is Sanyi Harris, according to the Norfolk District Attorney's Office.

"The MBTA is mourning the loss of one of our colleagues who suffered a fatal injury during a tragic accident involving an MBTA bus at the Quincy Center Station busway," General Manager Steve Poftak said in a statement. "While the investigation continues, the T asks the public to keep the victim’s family in their thoughts and prayers."

MBTA transit police echoed that sentiment, saying on Twitter, "The women & men of the Transit Police send our sincerest condolences to our colleague's family and friends. We share your grief."

We know the bus crashed into at least one parked car Saturday afternoon, leaving much of the Quincy Center station blocked off for hours. 

At least 20 evidence markers were spotted on the ground near the bus, where several articles of clothing were scattered. 

The woman who owns the car that was hit said she walked out of work and found an unconscious woman laying on the ground. 

Transit police wouldn't release any information.

For a brief time, buses servicing the station on Hancock Street temporarily dropped off and picked up on nearby Burgin Parkway. 

The incident remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, according to the DA's office.

Poftak said the MBTA will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.

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