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Man, 26, struck by train in Columbia, dies at hospital - abc27 WHTM

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Man, 26, struck by train in Columbia, dies at hospital

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COLUMBIA, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are reporting a man was struck by a train in Columbia on Tuesday.

Officers responded to the area of S Front Street in Columbia Borough for a report of a person struck by a train. They arrived on the scene around 5 p.m. where they found a man laying on the tracks behind the Columbia #1 Fire Company between Union and Locust Streets.

Police said that the 26-year-old victim from Ephrata sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of being struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train heading from Lancaster to Harrisburg.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld until his next of kin is notified.

Anyone that may have witnessed this event may call police at 717-684-7735.

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