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.