An Amtrak secretary was struck and killed by a train yesterday at Pennsylvania Station while apparently taking a shortcut to catch another train to her job in Washington.
The Amtrak employee, Robin Cook, 33, of the 1400 block of St. Michael's Court in Edgewood, was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 10 a.m., a center spokesman said.
She was struck by the train at the station off North Charles Street about 7 a.m., Baltimore police said.
The victim worked as a secretary for the Amtrak chief of police in the capital.
Robert E. Brooks, an Amtrak safety engineer investigating the accident, said the woman was crossing a ground-level walkway when the passenger train hit her.