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Amtrak train strikes ‘trespasser,’ killing 1 in Maryland

December 7, 2017

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a person hit by an Amtrak train in Maryland has died.

WBFF-TV reports that the Harford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a pedestrian was struck in a fatal crash on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m. near the Edgewood train station.

The Maryland Transit Administration said in a tweet around 10 minutes later that a MARC train had stopped south of a station because of an Amtrak train striking a “trespasser.” That MARC train returned to Martin Airport for bus and taxi service.

The Amtrak Northeast account sent a tweet nearly an hour after the reported crash announcing that customers traveling between Wilmington and Baltimore would experience delays stemming from a “trespasser incident.”

Further details weren’t immediately released.


Information from: WBFF-TV, http://www.foxbaltimore.com/baltimore_md/

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