Moses Shumow is dead: The death of Emerson College professor, Shumow who was hit and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train in Beverly Tuesday morning was a big shock to the school.
“He come flying by and I screamed for to him to stop and he turned, and when he turned, he turned the wrong way and hit the train face on,” a witness told WBZ-TV.
Shumow passed away in a hospital. He rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and later pronounced dead.
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In a letter to the Emerson community, President Lee Pelton and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan called Shumow’s death “an unimaginable tragedy.”
“We would like to express our deepest condolences to Professor Shumow’s wife, Rose, his three children, and to his family, friends, colleagues, students, staff and others who mourn his loss,” they wrote. “Moses was passionate about the role of media in vulnerable and marginalized communities, and he was deeply excited to return to Emerson and to engage his students in this important work. The fact that his life and his work were cut short this morning is an unimaginable tragedy.”