2 Men Struck, Killed by Freight Train in King of Prussia

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 11:16 AM EDT
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2 Men Hit by Freight Train, Killed

NBC10.com

The scene where a train struck and killed two men on Saturday morning.

Two men have died after being hit by a freight train traveling through King of Prussia on Saturday morning.

The men were walking along the tracks near the defunct Port Kennedy Station along the 1000 block of Station Lane in King of Prussia, Pa. when they were hit, Upper Merion Police tell NBC10.com. The train line is owned by Norfolk Southern.

The 36 car train carrying 4,544 tons of freight was heading westbound on the track for Chicago, Ill. from Morrisville, Pa., Norfolk Southern Police told NBC10.com. The three crew members onboard the train were not hurt.

Officials say they're not sure how fast the train was traveling, but that the speed limit for that stretch of track is 50 mph.

Police say the men, whose names and ages they have yet to release, did not survive. The Montgomery County Medical Examiner is at the scene investigating alongside police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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