TARENTUM, Pa. (KDKA) – A teenager was struck and killed by a train in Tarentum early Sunday morning.READ MORE: Man Shot In The Torso Near Lincoln-Lemington
A Norfolk Southern coal train fatally struck a pedestrian at approximately 6:15 a.m. near 6th Street and Center Street.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as a 15-year-old boy from Tarentum.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Spotty Showers For Sunday
According to police, the train crew saw a person lying in the tracks. Operators of the 129-car train sounded the horn and tried to stop the train, but were unable to stop before striking the teenager.
A Norfolk Southern spokesperson told KDKA News that the two locomotive train was en route to Baltimore.MORE NEWS: Overnight Wrong-Way Crash On I-79 Kills A Driver
Officials from Norfolk Southern and the Allegheny County Police Department are investigating the incident.