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SEPTA train hits, kills man sitting on station's platform edge

A 57-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he was pulled underneath a SEPTA train, officials said.

SEPTA Broad Street Line subway File photo.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

A 57-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he was pulled underneath a SEPTA train, officials said.

SEPTA Spokesman Andrew Busch said Monday that the man, who has yet to be identified, was sitting on the edge of the platform with his legs extended into the train's path at the Snyder Broad Street Line Station around 7:15 p.m.

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As the northbound train pulled into the station it hit the man's legs, most likely traveling at speeds around 20 mph, and pulled him underneath, Busch said.

SEPTA said it was continuing its investigation, while the Philadelphia Police Department was also conducting its own investigation, Busch said.

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