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Woman Struck, Killed By SEPTA Train In Chester County

(A Septa regional rail train.  File photo)

(A Septa regional rail train. File photo)

By Steve Beck, Al Novack

THORNDALE, Pa. (CBS) – Authorities have confirmed that a woman who was reportedly attempting to cross the tracks was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Chester County early Wednesday morning.

The deadly incident happened just south of the Thorndale commuter station along the Paoli-Thorndale Regional Rail Line.

Police say the woman was most likely attempting to cross the SEPTA-Amtrak mainline tracks to catch a train when she was struck and killed by an approaching train.

As a result of the investigation, SEPTA suspended service between Thorndale and Malvern along the Regional Rail Line for several hours.

Train service resumed at the Thorndale station shortly before 8 a.m.

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

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