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Car crashes through South Philadelphia SEPTA station

A 54-year-old man died early Sunday after he crashed into a South Philadelphia SEPTA station, reports say.

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A 54-year-old man died early Sunday after he crashed into a South Philadelphia SEPTA station, police said.

Police said the driver was speeding eastbound on Oregon Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a median and flipped into the SEPTA subway station at Broad and Oregon Streets around 5:30 a.m.

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The man, whose name will not be released until his family is notified, was ejected from the vehicle pronounced dead on scene at 5:36 p.m., police said. Whether or not the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not yet available.

Trains temporarily bypassed the Oregon Avenue station for about an hour as police conducted its investigation, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections and SEPTA’s buildings and bridges department both evaluated the station and cleared it to resume full operations, Redfern said.

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