• Woman struck by train in East Deer Twp.

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    EAST DEER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Authorities are investigating after a woman was struck on the arm by a train Thursday morning in East Deer Township.
     
    Witnesses said the woman in her 60s left the Sheetz on Freeport Road around 10:45 a.m. and tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train across the tracks when she was hit.
     
    “I could hear the train coming and it was slow.  I heard the whistle blow as loud as you can imagine,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.  “When I got to that box, I grabbed my binoculars.  I knew there was a body up there.
     
    Witness John Willingham was on his way to work when he heard the commotion and saw the conductor motioning for help.
     
    “He was distraught.  He was running up the street, yelling, ‘Call 911,’” said Willingham.
     
    The woman is expected to be OK.  Her name isn’t being released.




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