Third Maryland pedestrian killed by train in a month

Incident involving CSX train in Rosedale likely suicide, police say

January 14, 2014|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A pedestrian was killed by a CSX Corp. train in Rosedale on Tuesday afternoon, in what local police believe to be the third suicide by train in Maryland in less than a month.

Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 8800 block of Pulaski Highway around 2:04 p.m., and found a pedestrian had been killed by a train on nearby tracks, said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman.

An initial investigation showed the incident was likely a suicide, Armacost said. The victim was not identified, but appeared to be a man, she said.

Bob Sullivan, a CSX spokesman, called the death "tragic," and said it remains under investigation.

The involved train was traveling from Selkirk, N.Y., to Waycross, Ga., with three locomotives and 70 freight cars, Sullivan said.

Last month, two pedestrians were killed by Amtrak trains in two separate incidents, one in Middle River and one in Aberdeen. Both of those deaths, which severely impacted commuter train schedules, were also believed to be suicides.

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