On September 13 2019 at approximately 1950 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department, along with the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc., responded to Justin Holden Drive for a report of man struck by a train. When officers arrived they discovered James Dyer Jr. lying in the area with serious injuries; interviews with railroad personnel and others at the scene confirmed that Dyer had been struck by a train. Dyer was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, and from there transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth NH for further treatment.
Investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. There are no criminal charges related to this incident at this time.