Trespasser struck, killed by Acela Express train near Baltimore; some trains could be delayedBy AP
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Trespasser killed by Amtrak train near Baltimore
ODENTON, Md. — A southbound Amtrak Acela Express train has struck and killed a person near Baltimore’s airport.
Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says the victim was trespassing on the tracks and was struck around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. He did not have any information about the victim.
The Washington-bound train remained stopped on the tracks more than an hour after the person was hit, and it was unclear whether those passengers would have to board another train.
Kulm says the track the Acela was running on remains closed, but two parallel tracks are open. He says passengers in the Northeast corridor should expect some delays Thursday afternoon.
The speed limit on that stretch of track is 125 mph.
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