Pedestrian killed by train in Delaware ID'd

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Man struck and killed by train in Claymont, Del.

CLAYMONT, Del. (WPVI) -- Police have identified the man struck and killed in an accident that shut down SEPTA services for hours in Delaware.

Police say the victim, identified as 21-year-old Anthony J. Pellerito, was struck and killed by an Amtrak Acela Express train traveling southbound through Claymont.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday and as a result SEPTA service between Marcus Hook and Newark was suspended for about three hours.

The train that hit Pellerito was traveling from Boston to Washington.

According to a statement from the Delaware State Police, Pellerito was declared dead on the scene and his body was immediately turned over to forensics where an autopsy will be conducted.

None of the 297 passengers on board were hurt.

The investigation into this incident continues.