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Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Amtrak Train in Essex

A Baltimore County spokeswoman confirmed the pedestrian death at about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

A pedestrian was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Essex this morning. Image: Baltimore County public safety Twitter feed
A pedestrian was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Essex this morning. Image: Baltimore County public safety Twitter feed
A pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Essex, according to a Baltimore County public safety spokeswoman.

The pedestrian was hit near Orems Road and Entrance Road, according to spokeswoman Elise Armacost. She confirmed the death via the public safety division's Twitter account.

Baltimore County Fire and Rescue and Police department personnel are on the scene, she said in the Twitter feed.

No other information was immediately available.
Steve-o December 17, 2013 at 01:49 PM
New million dollar fence didn't keep this person from trespassing. Someone needs to re-think how to keep people from trespassing on RR tracks so a tragedy like this doesn't happen again.
Dennis Gilpin December 17, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Fences are merely a determent, just like security at banks . if somebody wants to do something they will figure a way around it. lots of money put into those fences and they were an improvement.
Johnny Yuma December 18, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Tragedy? Hardly. This is another case of someone committed to taking their own life. I agree 100% with D. Gilpin. The fence isn't fool proof. As in this case. He was not a pedestrian. He was a criminal trespasser. The real tragedy is the poor operator on the train who saw this selfish idiot on the tracks and has to deal with the emotional aftermath.

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