Vic­tim struck by freight train ID’d

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ROYERSFORD » Au­thor­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the vic­tim of a Sun­day in­ci­dent in which a woman was struck and killed by a freight train.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Of­fice said Tues­day that the vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as 20-year-old Kayla Metz. Au­thor­i­ties said the cause of death was blunt im­pact and that the man­ner of death was ruled sui­cide.

Ac­cord­ing to pre­vi­ous re­ports, the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 11:10 a.m. Sun­day near the Arch Street rail­road cross­ing when a Nor­folk South­ern freight train had been trav­el­ling through Royersford from Cam­den, N.J., to Ohio.

The con­duc­tor sounded the horn and ap­plied the brakes when he spot­ted the woman on the tracks, but the train could not

stop in time, Nor­folk South­ern said in a state­ment.

Freight trains typ­i­cally travel at 40 mph through Royersford.

Royersford po­lice were as­sisted by Lim­er­ick po­lice at the scene. Nor­folk South­ern per­son­nel are fully co­op­er­at­ing with lo­cal law en­force­ment with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to WFMZ.

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