2011-03-10 / Local & State

Train Kills Man In Wheelchair

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say a man in a wheelchair trying to cross train tracks was killed when the chair apparently got stuck on the tracks and he was hit by a train.

Police said the man was trying to cross the tracks at 24th and Vine Streets in the Logan Square section of the city shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.

WPVI-TV says the man was in his 40s and was apparently trying to access a jogging trail along the Schuylkill River. Police said the man was struck by a CSX train, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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