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Man Fatally Hit by Train in Merion on Thanksgiving Night

The incident occurred between Merion and Overbrook stations.

A man was struck and killed by a train in Lower Merion Township on Thanksgiving night, according to Lower Merion Police.

The incident occurred Thursday at 9:40 p.m. on a stretch of tracks in the Merion section of the township, between the Merion and Overbrook stations, according to a police press release. The operator of the eastbound train immediately reported the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Main Line Media News has identified the victim as Frederick Washington, 68, of Philadelphia.

This incident remains under investigation by Lower Merion and Amtrak police.

barron November 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM
How do you not hear a train coming?
CJ November 25, 2012 at 06:58 PM
God bless.
barron November 26, 2012 at 06:39 AM
Why would you wish G-d to bless stupidity?
Eric Campbell (Editor) November 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I consider it pretty crass to ridicule the dead in this way, barron. You're entitled to your views, but since we're entitled to maintain discussion sections that are both on-topic and constructive, please keep the mean-spiritedness to yourself.
shyterria November 26, 2012 at 07:22 PM
The father of my 11 year old brother will truly be missed..( Gone but will never be forgotten) my you r.I.p
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