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Train Kills Man in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train late Saturday night in Scranton.

According to the coroner, Shane Loughney, 32, was struck by a freight train just off Meridan Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

Loughney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not said what the victim was doing on the tracks.

The investigation into the deadly collision is ongoing in Lackawanna County.

4 comments

  • Bob Stevens

    If we get down to it, it was the blunt force impact that killed him… arrest physics!
    People, stay off the tracks… they are meant for trains, hence, train tracks.

  • George Lamprinos

    Sorry, the train did not kill the man. The pedestrian walked on to the railroad tracks in the path of a train. There’s a big difference. If it was the former the train could be charged with manslaughter. I seriously doubt there’s anything the train could have done to prevent the accident.

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