BREAKING: Man Struck by Speedline Train at Collingswood PATCO


Local fire and EMS units were dispatched to the station early Friday morning, where they discovered a man who’d been hit and killed by the train.

By Matt Skoufalos | July 24, 2020

First responders investigate the scene of a death at the Collingswood PATCO station. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.

The body of an as-yet unidentified man was recovered at the Collingswood PATCO Speedline station Friday morning.

Few details are available in the case.

Collingswood firefighters and advanced life support units from Virtua Hospital were dispatched to the station at 7:50 a.m. for a report of a man struck by the train, said Collingswood Fire Captain Geoff Joyce.

When they arrived on the scene, first responders determined that the victim was deceased.

Speedline service at all PATCO stations was suspended for more than an hour, and as of 9 a.m. had only resumed in the eastbound direction.

Officials from a variety of agencies were on the scene in Collingswood Friday morning, including the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), and Collingswood Police and Fire Departments.

Investigators are looking for information about the events that led up to the man’s death. Anyone who can help is asked to contact DRPA Police Sgt. Sean Longfellow at 856-969-7836.

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