Police identify Laurel man struck and killed by train

November 20, 2013|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun and Melanie Dzwonchyk, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Laurel Police today identified the 19-year-old man struck and killed by a train in Laurel Tuesday evening as Dontay Lamont Owensby, of the 8700 block of Dulwick Court, in South Laurel.

He was found dead by authorities at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday along the CSX train tracks near the 800 block of Lafayette Avenue, police said.

Police said Owensby's injuries were consistent with being struck by a northbound train, and after initial investigation believe it was an accident.

Police said that earlier Tuesday evening, a MARC commuter train operator had filed a suspicious person report after seeing a man, who police said matched Owensby's description, running along the tracks between Bowie Road and the Laurel MARC station.

CSX and MARC rail traffic was temporarily halted on Tuesday night while authorities investigated. The tracks reopened at about 11 p.m.

Check back for updates. 

Baltimore Sun Media Group Reporter Luke Lavoie contributed to this report. 





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