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Police release name of woman who crashed car into SEPTA train car

A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged Tuesday for driving under the influence of alcohol and she crashed her car into an idol SEPTA Regional Rail train car at a Southwest Philadelphia station, authorities said.

A 20-year-old man reportedly was texting his friend when he was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Abington on Monday. Credit: Metro file photo Credit: Metro file photo

A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with driving under the influence after crashing her car into an idle SEPTA Regional Rail train at a Southwest Philadelphia station, authorities said.

About 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Tiffany Evans, of the 5500 block of Master Street, was heading northbound on 56th Street when she veered left and crashed a 2001 Honda Civic through a fence surrounding Angora station, smashing into the first car of a Media/Elwyn-bound train, police spokeswoman Jillian Russell said.

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Evans and a 20-year-old passenger were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger said there were about 80 passengers onboard the train; no injuries were reported.

Geiger said she was not aware of any damage to the train, which continued its route toward Center City.

Evans was also charged with simple assault and recklessly endangerment, Russel said.

 
 
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