KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) - A Chicago-bound freight train has reportedly struck and killed two people in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County emergency dispatchers said Saturday that they received a report that a Norfolk Southern train had struck and killed two pedestrians around 7:30 a.m.
Dispatchers say Valley Forge park rangers were investigating, but park rangers didn't immediately respond to a telephone message.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Dave Pidgeon says he doesn't know how fast the westbound train was traveling when it struck the pedestrians, but says the track speed is 50 miles per hour.
Pidgeon says he doesn't know the pedestrians' condition. He says the train's two crew members weren't hurt.
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Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.