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July 17, 2015

Officials identify man killed by SEPTA train after falling on tracks

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SEPTA Train Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

A SEPTA train.

Officials have identified the man who was struck and killed by a SEPTA train after falling onto the tracks in Southwest Philadelphia Friday, 6ABC reports.

The incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. near the Angora Station near 58th and Hoffman streets.

The man, identified as 71-year-old John Glassner, fell onto the tracks in front of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn train heading toward Center City, according to officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Service has resumed in both directions on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Line. SEPTA had suspended service on the entire line between Media and Center City immediately following the incident.

Philadelphia police and SEPTA officials are investigating the incident.

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