Man dead, woman injured after being struck by train near Station Square
A 20-year-old man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after being struck by a train near Station Square on Pittsburgh’s South Side on Wednesday evening, according to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.
The two people were struck by a Norfolk Southern train between East Carson Street and Arlington Avenue around 5:30 p.m.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Conlan Onder, 20, of Baldwin.
The victims were walking on the train tracks and did not hear the train coming until it was too late, public safety officials said. Onder noticed the train at the last moment and pushed the female preventing her from taking a direct hit.
The woman struck by the train was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital and the man was declared dead at the scene, public safety officials said.
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Police, fire and EMS responded. Onder was declared dead at the scene, and the woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital.
Pittsburgh (South Side): Arlington Avenue/East Sycamore – train v pedestrian accident with injuries; train traffic suspended in the area, and traffic limited in area due to responders on scene
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A Norfolk Southern official called in the accident from the train.
“The train crew sounded the train’s horn and put the train in braking, but could not avoid striking the two individuals,” the railroad said in a statement.
The freight train was travelling east to Morrisville.
Pittsburgh Police are investigating.
Train traffic was closed in both directions while detectives investigated.
Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .