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Norfolk Southern Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian In Tarentum

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TARENTUM, Pa. (KDKA) - A teenager was struck and killed by a train in Tarentum early Sunday morning.

A Norfolk Southern coal train fatally struck a pedestrian at approximately 6:15 a.m. near 6th Street and Center Street.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as a 15-year-old boy from Tarentum.

According to police, the train crew saw a person lying in the tracks. Operators of the 129-car train sounded the horn and tried to stop the train, but were unable to stop before striking the teenager.

A Norfolk Southern spokesperson told KDKA News that the two locomotive train was en route to Baltimore.

Officials from Norfolk Southern and the Allegheny County Police Department are investigating the incident.

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