Monday, July 26, 2004


Two tresspassers were killed on the NEC near SEPTA's Tacony Station (R7 Trenton).  According to the Inquirer, two men were struck by Amtrak's eastbound Three Rivers (#40).

A 17-year-old boy and an 19-year-old man were run down about 8 p.m. on the tracks near the corner of Keystone and Robbins Streets. Police said the names of the two victims, both of Philadelphia, were not being released pending notification of their families. Both died at the scene.
Police said the victims apparently had been driving southbound on Interstate 95, which runs parallel to the tracks, when their car broke down. They had set out on foot in search of help when they wandered onto the tracks and were struck by a train bound for New York, police said. Inquirer

This now brings the death toll on the Regional Rail system (both SEPTA owned and Amtrak territory) to 6 in the past two months.

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