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By Jacqueline Seaberg and Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 7, 2004
A man was struck and killed by a CSX Transportation freight train around 10 a.m. today near Aberdeen in Harford County, officials said. The train's crew spotted the man walking on the tracks away from the train, according to Maryland State Police spokesman Major Greg Shipley. The crew activated emergency stop procedures and sounded the horn, but the man ignored the warnings and did not turn around, Shipley said. The name of the victim, described only as an older man, will not be publicly released until authorities have positively identified him and notified his family, Shipley said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 9, 2004
A Howard County man was injured yesterday morning after his car was hit by a CSX freight train while crossing railroad tracks in northwestern Baltimore County, authorities said. The 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix was pushed more than 700 yards before the train stopped, the authorities said. The driver was identified by county police as Arno Bruce Zimmer II, 34, of the 5000 block of Brampton Parkway in Ellicott City. Zimmer was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital. Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman Cynthia Rivers said Monday that Alban had been discharged Sunday. The 50-year-old Essex man had been in serious condition since the crash last Tuesday. After Alban's truck struck the southbound 45-car freight train, 15 cars derailed and chemicals on board caught fire and exploded, shearing off the side of a nearby building and blowing out windows and cracking ceilings on other buildings.
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By Sun Staff | August 29, 1995
A man was killed early today when he was hit by a freight train in Laurel, an accident that briefly shut down MARC commuter trains and caused delays for at least 1,500 commuters between Baltimore and Washington.Police released few details of the incident, which occurred about 2:50 a.m. at Main Street and Lafayette Avenue in Prince George's County near the Howard County line.Laurel police said the unidentified man was struck by a northbound CSX freight train and pronounced dead at the scene.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 11, 2003
CSX completed yesterday the cleanup after a train derailment Sunday in Sykesville, a spokesman said. All of the freight cars that derailed were back on the track and ready to move on to their destination, and coal that was spilled in the derailment was cleaned up, said CSX spokesman Dan Murphy. He added that CSX was in the final stages of repairing and resurfacing the track with the goal of resuming train traffic last night. A freight train with two locomotives and 143 cars was traveling from Cumberland to Curtis Bay when about 20 of the cars derailed Sunday morning in Sykesville.
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July 14, 2013
Baltimore County Police on Sunday identified a man who was found dead on the train tracks on Hammonds Ferry Road at Lansdowne Road on July 13. Police said Daniel Shock, 33, of an unknown address, had apparently been riding on a CSX freight train passing through the area. Sometime after 8 a.m., he either fell or attempted to get off of the train. Shock was pulled under the train, police said. He was found dead on the tracks and police were notified. Police said his family, from the Newport News area of Virginia, have been notified..
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 8, 2005
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - A lethal plume of chlorine leaking from a shattered rail tanker car kept 5,000 residents of this mill town away from their homes and forced officials to bring in repair crews a day after a pre-dawn train wreck and chemical spill killed eight people and sent scores to hospitals. A rapid response by local emergency officials in the hours after two trains collided Thursday morning helped evacuate hundreds of residents from a "hot zone" of contamination around the still-volatile wreck.
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By Staff report | October 28, 1990
HAMPSTEAD - The combination of railroad tracks and a busy Route 30 proved fatal for the second time in less than two years, when a woman was killed Friday afternoon after the car she was driving collided with a CSX freight train.The 4:51 p.m. accident occurred less than a mile south of where a 35-year-old Washington truck driver was killed in a collision with an empty 29-car CSX freight train in February 1989.State police in Westminster said late Friday that the woman was found dead at the scene, several hundred feet from the entrance to the Black & Decker Inc. plant in the south part of town.
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By Louis Sahagun and Ted Rohrlich and Louis Sahagun and Ted Rohrlich,Los Angeles Times | September 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Federal investigators say they will seek the cell phone records of two teenagers and a train engineer as they probe whether text messages factored into a fiery commuter train crash that killed 25 in Southern California. Kitty Higgins, a board member for the National Transportation Safety Board, says her agency is also talking with the two teens and their families. The teens told KCBS-TV that they received a text message from the engineer at 4:22 p.m. Friday, just moments before the deadly crash.
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By Carrie Wells and Krishana Davis, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 10, 2014
One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said. The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman, said in an email. The Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene around 6:48 a.m. and confirmed the pedestrian was dead, Cost said. The CSX train was traveling from Selkirk, N.Y. to Richmond, Va., Cost said. She said the train consisted of three locomotives and 29 cars of mixed freight.
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