Pa. man killed by Amtrak train in Middle River
A Pennsylvania man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Middle River this morning -- the second fatality in that area in the past year.
Amtrak spokeswoman Barbara Petito said the unidentified adult trespasser was struck by a northbound train just north of the Martin State Airport MARC station at 9:07 a.m.
In January, 14-year-old Anna Marie Stickel was killed by an Amtrak train while walking along the tracks on her way to school. The Middle River area has long had a problem with unauthorized people gaining access to the tracks, which in some locations are not protected by fences.
According to Amtrak, there were about 125 people aboard Amtrak Train No. 56, coming from Washington and traveling to St. Albans, Vt., when it struck the man. The train was delayed about two hours.
The victim has been identified as a York, Pa., man but his name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.