WAKEFIELD - Friends and loved ones held a vigil Wednesday night for a Mount Saint Michael Academy student who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train last month.

Matthew Wallace was struck near the Wakefield station on Sept. 29.

His friends say that Wallace may have been beaten and robbed before being left on the Metro-North tracks. The medical examiner listed his cause of death as blunt impact to the head and extremities. The manner of death is still pending.

The school’s president released a statement that said Wallace was an outstanding young man who showed great promise.

News 12 reached out to MTA police for an update on the case, but have not yet heard back.