State worker, 46, struck by truck, killed at Dundalk Marine Terminal

April 12, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

A 46-year-old state employee died after he was struck by a truck Tuesday morning at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, according to Maryland Transportation Authority police.

The man, who worked for the Maryland Environmental Service, was struck about 10:15 a.m. near Berth No. 14 at the port of Baltimore, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a transportation police spokesman. The victim was hit by a three-axle truck owned and operated by the environmental agency, Green said.

The man had been driving the truck, parked it and got out, and a few seconds later, realized the it was moving, Green said. "He decided to try and stop the vehicle as he was struck," he said.

The man, whose name was not released pending the notification of his relatives, was pronounced dead at the scene. Green said transportation authority police were investigating the incident.

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