Delco woman, 50, killed by train in Marcus Hook

Posted: May 15, 2014

A BOOZE-FUELED fight left a Delaware County woman so disoriented Monday night that she wandered into the path of an Amtrak train, authorities said yesterday.

That woman, identified by a law-enforcement source as Laura Dehart, 50, of Folcroft, was pronounced dead at Crozer-Chester Medical Center late Monday after being struck near SEPTA's Marcus Hook station just after 6 p.m.

How Dehart ended up on the tracks wasn't clear, but an employee of the nearby Star Hotel said yesterday that the woman and her boyfriend - who lives in an extended-stay room at the establishment - had gotten into a dispute Monday night and that alcohol was involved.

The crash interrupted service on both Amtrak and SEPTA for about 30 minutes, according to an Amtrak spokesman, who described Dehart as a "trespasser in the track area."


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