2010-07-08 / Local & State

Train Hits, Kills Person On North Philly Track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) –_ Authorities say a person was struck and killed by a train in North Philadelphia.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the victim was struck at 7:20 p.m. Saturday between the Melrose Park and Fern Rock stations.

SEPTA spokeswoman Jeri Williams says officials are uncertain whether the victim was male or female.

The accident and investigation interrupted regional rail service for hours on lines serving the airport, Lansdale, Doylestown, Warminster and West Trenton.

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