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SEPTA train hits, kills 16-year-old girl on Media/Elwyn line

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. south of the Swarthmore Station.

A SEPTA Regional Rail train at Jefferson Station.
A SEPTA Regional Rail train at Jefferson Station.Read moreSTEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer

A SEPTA train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl who was on the tracks Monday morning near the Swarthmore station on the Media/Elwyn Line.

The victim, whose name was not released, was hit about 7:10 a.m. by a city-bound train just south of the station.

Officials said that foul play was not suspected and that an investigation was underway to determine why the victim was on the tracks.

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Service was suspended between the Morton and Elwyn stations after the incident and resumed more than two hours later.