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May 07, 2018

Woman fatally struck by Amtrak train in Northeast Philadelphia

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Amtrak regional rail train Source/Creative Commons

An Amtrak Regional train on the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey led by two AEM-7 locomotives.

Authorities are investigating the death Monday morning of a woman struck by an Amtrak train in Northeast Philadelphia.

The incident occurred around 7:05 a.m. near the station in Bridesburg, where the victim's body was found close to the station, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

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An investigation of the woman's death is being conducted by the Philadelphia medical examiner.

Officials did not immediately release any information about the identity of the victim.

The incident temporarily disrupted service on SEPTA's Regional Rail line from Philadelphia to Trenton. Trains were operating with residual delays of up to 15 minutes.