67-year-old man fatally struck by SEPTA trolley in Southwest Philadelphia

A man has died after police say he was struck by a SEPTA trolley in Southwest Philadelphia overnight.

Around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 3000 block of Island Avenue, where the 67-year-old was hit.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has yet to be publicly identified.


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SEPTA said the operator of the Route 36 trolley told investigators that he didn't see the man before the trolley hit him. He said he pulled the emergency brake after the victim was struck.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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