Train strikes, kills person near Philly

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SHARON HILL (AP) – A person has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in the Philadelphia suburbs.


Officials said that at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday an Amtrak Acela Express struck an unidentified person who was on the tracks near the Sharon Hill train station.


No injuries were reported to the train’s crew members or to the 270 passengers on board.


Amtrak service from Philadelphia to Wilmington was running behind schedule after the crash, and SEPTA temporarily suspended service on its Wilmington-Newark line as police investigated.


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