Man fatally struck by SEPTA regional-rail train in East Falls

A man in his twenties was fatally struck by a train on SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown regional-rail line just after 6 a.m. Monday.

Police, who have not yet released the victim’s identity, said the man “ran across the tracks and was struck by the train” between the crossings at Indian Queen and Scotts Lanes. Police responded at 6:24 a.m.

The train, No. 839, remained on the tracks near Indian Queen Lane three hours later as investigators from the 39th Police District and SEPTA worked at the scene.

Both streets remained blocked off to vehicles at 9:15 a.m. and trains were temporarily suspended Monday morning.

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The victim’s body was covered with a white sheet in the outbound lanes not far from the McDevitt Recreation Center.

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