Neshaminy student's death ruled an accident

The death of a Neshaminy High School junior who was struck by a SEPTA Regional Rail train in Langhorne on New Year’s Day was ruled an accident Wednesday.

Trevor Newman, 16, of the 1600 block of Fairview Avenue, Langhorne, tried to jump out of the way of a Trenton-bound train about 2:20 p.m., but was hit and suffered multiple injuries, authorities said.

Newman was pronounced dead at the scene, south of the Langhorne train station. The incident was an accident, Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said, pending a toxicology report that could take four to six weeks.

Newman was walking north along Track 1 on the West Trenton line, with his back to the train from Center City, Campbell said. The engineer tried to brake and sounded the horn, but the train could not stop in time, a SEPTA spokesman said.

Counselors were available at the high school, which had classes as scheduled.  

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