Amtrak Train Strikes, Kills Person; Halts SEPTA & Amtrak Trains

Train Strikes Amtrak Chester

An Amtrak train struck and killed a person trespassing on the tracks in Delaware County Friday morning causing canceled trains.

A Washington-bound Amtrak Northeast Corridor train struck the person not far from the Chester Transportation Center Station along Avenue of the States in Chester, Pennsylvania shortly before 10 a.m., said Amtrak.

The Delaware County Medical Examiner's officer confirmed the death. No one on the train was hurt, said Amtrak.

SEPTA canceled Wilmington/Newark Line trains and Amtrak halted NEC trains as police officers and firefighters investigated the scene.

No word yet on when trains will get moving again.

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