Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One killed after being struck by a train

On December 18, 2012 at approximately 4:51 pm the Columbia Borough Police
responded to the area of S Front Street in Columbia Borough for a report of a person
struck by a train. Officers located a male laying on the tracks behind the Columbia#
1 Fire Company between Union Street and Locust Street. The victim was a 26 year
old male from Ephrata, PA. He sustained life threatening injuries as a result of being
struck from a northbound Norfolk Southern train coming from Lancaster and heading
to the Harrisburg area. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was
later pronounced deceased. The man's identity is presently being withheld pending
notification of next of kin. Anyone that may have witnessed this event please contact
the Columbia Borough Police Department at 717-684-7735.

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