Pair killed by train in Valley Forge Park ID'd as scientist, Nature's Soy CEO

The two men struck and killed by a train near the former Valley Forge Park train station on Cinder Lane Saturday, May 17, 2014, have been identified as a scientist with GlaxoSmithKline and the CEO of Nature’s Soy. (Photo by Adrianna Hoff/21st Century Media)

NORRISTOWN — The two men hit and killed by a train in Valley Forge park May 17 have been identified as a scientist with GlaxoSmithKline and the CEO of Nature’s Soy by CBS 3.

Zuojun (Joe) Lin, 44, who worked at GSK, and Fenjin (Gene) He, 50, were struck by a 4,500-ton train in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The westbound Norfolk Southern freight train, en route to Chicago from Morrisville, N.J., struck them from behind while they were walking along the tracks near the abandoned Valley Forge Park train station at the foot of the Betzwood bridge. They were killed instantly. The train did not derail and the two crew members on board were not injured.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

According to CBS 3, Lin and He, the CEO of Nature’s Soy, were out for some morning exercise when they were struck.

Chinadaily.com reported that both Lin, from Beijing, and He, from Nanhai in Guangdong province, were Chinese American Ph.D.s and avid amateur photographers.

A memorial was held for them in Valley Forge Park Sunday.