UPDATE: Woman Dies After Getting Struck by Light Rail
Monday morning accident suspended train service for several hours.
UPDATE (3:39 p.m.)—Baltimore County police spokeswoman detective Cathy Batton sent out the following update to reporters at 3:30 p.m.:
"The death of the woman struck by a light rail train remains under investigation. The victim is an adult female, but has not been positively identified at this time. The cause and manner of death and the victim's identity will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner."
UPDATE (11:25 a.m.)—The victim, identified only as a white female, of an early morning Light Rail incident was found dead along the tracks parallel to Railroad Avenue in Lutherville. (See photos for location.)
The last major pedestrain fatality was reported in 2009, when two 17-year-old boys were struck by a train from behind, while walking in the middle of track, according to the Baltimore Sun.
UPDATE (10:01 a.m.)—A pedestrian died Monday morning after getting struck by a Light Rail train.
The incident occurred at around 7:15 a.m. at the Lutherville Light Rail stop, said John M. Wesley, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman.
The victim was indentified only as a white female, according to Terry Owens, also an MTA spokesman. Owens, currently at the scene of the incident, said the woman was struck by a northbound headed train.
Train service between Lutherville and Falls Road has been temporarily suspended. Shuttle buses are being used to move riders between the closed stations, said Wesley.
The accident is currently under investigation.
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