Bristol man fatally struck by SEPTA commuter train

    A coroner says a man has been killed by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train while walking along the railroad tracks with a friend.

    Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell tells the Bucks County Courier Times that 21-year-old Ryan Hoover was walking with a friend in Bristol when he failed to hear the approaching train.

    That happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on an elevated section of tracks near the Pennco Tech building.

    Hoover is from Bristol.

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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.

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