The Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that the death of a 16-year-old girl who was hit by a SEPTA Regional Rail train on Monday was a suicide.
The girl was struck by a city-bound train on the Media/Elwyn Line just south of the Swarthmore station about 7 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The teen was a student at Strath Haven High School. School counselors and psychologists have been made available to assist students at both the high school and middle school, Wallingford-Swarthmore school superintendent Lisa Palmer said in a message to parents.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.