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Update: pedestrian struck, killed by train in Lancaster

Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in the area of New Holland Avenue and East Ross Street Friday afternoon.
Credit: FOX43

LANCASTER, Pa. — Update (Jan. 15): A 25-year-old man who was trespassing on train tracks was struck and killed by an Amtrak Pennsylvanian train on Friday afternoon.

Steven Gomez, of Lancaster City, was struck by a train on its way from Pittsburgh to New York, according to Amtrak Public Relations Manager, Beth Toll.

There were 127 passengers, and crew members, aboard the train at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

The Amtrak Police Department is working with local police and the Lancaster County Coroner's Office to investigate this incident.

Amtrak wants to remind people to be cautious and alert around railroad tracks and crossings.

"Amtrak continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver (OLI) to communicate the dangers of being inattentive at rail grade crossings and along the railroad right-of-way. Each year, approximately 2,000 people are killed or injured in grade crossings and trespassing incidents nationwide. For more railroad safety information, visit Operation Lifesaver’s website at oli.org."

Previous: Authorities are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a train that occurred Friday afternoon in Lancaster.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on the train tracks in the area of New Holland Avenue and East Ross Street, according to emergency dispatch.

One person was struck and killed, dispatch confirms.

The incident is under investigation by Amtrak Police. 

FOX43 will have additional details as they become available.

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