Man Struck, Killed by SEPTA Train

Monday, Apr 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:58 AM EDT
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Man Struck, Killed by SEPTA Train

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A man walking with a friend along train tracks died over the weekend after being struck by a SEPTA train in Bucks County.

Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell tells the Bucks County Courier Times that Ryan Hoover, 21, was walking with a friend in Bristol Saturday night when he failed to hear the approaching train on an elevated section of tracks near the Pennco Tech building.

Police say Hoover was trespassing on the tracks a half a mile away from the Bristol Station near the 3800 block of Otter Street at 10:34 p.m. As he was walking, police say he was struck by a SEPTA regional rail train traveling to Trenton.

The Trenton Line was shut down from Holmesburg to Trenton as officials continued to investigate the accident.

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Authorities say Hoover is at least the fourth person to be fatally struck so far this year by a commuter train in Lower Bucks County.

It's not clear why Hoover and his friend were on the track.

 


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