Death of Pa. Teen Hit by SEPTA Train Ruled Accidental

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 8:51 AM EDT
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Death of Pa. Teen Hit by SEPTA Train Ruled Accidental

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The death of a 16-year-old Bucks County boy hit by a commuter train was an accident, according to the county coroner.

Investigators say Neshaminy High School junior Trevor Newman tried to jump out of the way of the SEPTA regional rail train around 2:20 p.m. on New Year's Day. But he was hit and pronounced dead at the scene, just south of the Langhorne train station.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell ruled the death an accident, pending a toxicology report.

Investigators say Newman was walking north along the tracks on the West Trenton rail line, with his back to the train. A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the engineer sounded the horn but could not stop in time.

 


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