- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say an elderly man was struck and killed by a train on Memorial Day.

Erie County Deputy Coroner Dennis Suscheck told The Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1mxkqeN ) that the 84-year-old Harborcreek Township man left home to take a walk Monday morning.

He said the victim stepped into the path of the train shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday and was struck by a westbound CSX train heading from Buffalo to Ohio.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 4 p.m. Monday.

State police are investigating the accident.


Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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