WEST PHILADELPHIA - Police say a woman was fatally struck by a freight train while she was lying on the tracks Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia.
According to authorities, the unidentified woman was struck by a Norfolk Southern Railroad train on the tracks near Falls Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 3:30 p.m.
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Police do not know why the woman was on the tracks.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical responders.