Terry Jones told The Boston Globe Terrese Edmonds, 24, of South Boston died when she was trapped after one two-car trolley rear-ended the second one as both were westbound. Edmonds had been a trolley operator since last August, her father said.
Six other people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and one was flown to Boston Medical Center. Five others were treated and released at the scene, the Globe reported.
Transit authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the 6 p.m. accident, which left both trolleys derailed, occurred on the D branch of the Green Line in Newton. The lead trolley had just left a scheduled stop light when it was hit from behind by the second trolley, he said.
"Basically, what happened is we were at a stop, and we just got plowed into by second train," passenger Frank Lam, 41, of Natick told the Globe.