PHILADELPHIA, PA — A 25-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was electrocuted, and then beheaded by a Septa train after he fell from a catwalk over the tracks at the Fox Chase station, police said yesterday.

Investigators said Edward Brownlee apparently tried to take a shortcut late Wednesday night by using the catwalk, which is supposed to be used only by SEPTA workers. He apparently lost his balance as he climbed over the narrow walk and tried to stabilize himself by grabbing the overhead 11,000-volt electrical line that powers the trains, police said.

He lost his balance and grabbed the overhead 11,000-volt power line. Ouch!

The jolt ripped through his body leaving burns on both his tennis shoes and killing him instantly, police said.

Brownlee's body then tumbled onto the tracks below and was hit by a train, police said.