A 55-year-old Texas man who had just visited the Liberty Bell was struck and killed by a Market-Frankford El train late Tuesday afternoon in Center City, authorities said.
Just before 5 p.m., Woodrow Jackson, who was with his wife, apparently fell onto the tracks on the westbound side at the 13th Street station just as the train was arriving, police said. Jackson, of Cibolo, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was taken to a hospital to be treated for shock.
SEPTA shut off power along the track between the 30th Street and Spring Garden stations so police could investigate the death. That led to a significant disruption for riders at the height of the afternoon commute home.
The agency deployed shuttle buses between 30th Street and Spring Garden while service was suspended, until around 6:20 p.m.
- Robert Moran