Man struck and killed by SEPTA train in East Falls

Philadelphia Police and SEPTA officials say a man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in East Falls early Saturday morning.

SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said the man, believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s, was hit at 12:02 a.m. by an outbound train headed to Norristown.

Police say the incident occured on the tracks by 3200 Scotts Lane, near the East Falls train station.

“The engineer did observe the male laying on the track and [the engineer] attemped to stop,” said Williams.

Police say the incident was ruled a suicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office and added that the damage to his body was so severe that officials were unable to identify the body. 

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