One person struck and killed by train in Lancaster County

SAFE HARBOR, Pa. (WHTM) - One person has been killed after being struck by a train in Lancaster County.

 A spokesperson from Norfolk Southern says he was walking on the tracks with his back to the train around 5 a.m.

Officials say the train crew sounded the train's whistle and bells and applied the braking system.

It can take a mile or more for a freight train to stop after brakes are applied, according to Norfolk Southern.

The 5,961-foot-long train was transporting 98 rail cars, including 95 empties, from Reybold, Delaware, to Enola.

State police is investigating.

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