2 children struck and killed by train in Chester, parents of the victims say

Authorities in Delaware County say a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old were struck and killed by an Amtrak train over the weekend. 

Officials have not released the identities to the two young victims. The parents of the two victims told FOX 29 the children were struck sometime Sunday afternoon.

Delaware County authorities confirm law enforcement and first responders arrived quickly to the scene near Engle and West 4th streets, in Chester. Investigators were working to determine the details of the fatal incident.

No further details about the victims were provided.

Chaplain Tameka Gibson, from a local church, was on the scene of the accident praying with the victims’ families, along with Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, council members and school officials.

Amtrak officials noted a temporary suspension of service between Wilmington and Philadelphia because of the police activity.