Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

May 05, 2014|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said.

The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m., police said.

Peter Corbett, a passenger, said Amtrak Train 55 had been traveling south and was expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. around 10 p.m. The conductor stopped the train and told passengers it fatally struck a "trespasser" on the tracks. He said passengers of Amtrak Train 55 were transferred to Amtrak Train 137.

Amtrak service between Baltimore and Washington was temporarily suspended. It was restored shortly after 11 p.m., according to the Amtrak Northeast Corridor Twitter page.

No other injuries were reported, and the incident is under investigation.

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