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Man Struck, Killed By Train In Middletown

A young man was killed by a SEPTA Regional Rails train late last night on the track in Middletown.

A 22-year-old Langhorne man was killed when he was struck by a train on SEPTA's West Trenton Line in Middletown shortly before midnight.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting the victim to be Julio Medina, who was on the tracks with two other people, one being his sister. He was struck by the train at 11:34 p.m., officials confirm.

SEPTA police confirmed to Patch early this morning that when the first responders arrived Medina was already deceased.

The train was headed North toward Trenton and was the second to last train of the evening, said SEPTA spokesperson Jerri Williams.

At around 2 a.m. the county coroner arrived to investigate the death and as of this morning the incident remains under investigation.

At the same time, friends and family gathered along Hulmeville Road. Some were asked to go to the site of the collision and identify the body, a source close to police said.

The source also said police were not sure whether the death was a suicide, but that was it was being investigated.

Personnel from the Parkland Fire Company, Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad and SEPTA authorities assisted Middletown police.

Brianna Eckert July 25, 2011 at 02:34 AM
Julio Madina! I love you so much! You'll always be my big brother no matter what! I was way too emotional to give the police all the information I wanted! But I love you! Rest in peace love! :/

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