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Male Fatally Struck by CSX Train

For Immediate Release: Saturday, September 6, 2014

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a male who was struck by a CSX freight train in Gaithersburg this evening.  At this time, detectives believe that there is no foul play involved in this death.

At approximately 7:31 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call from CSX concerning a person possibly struck by a CSX train on the tracks just past Oakmont Avenue in Gaithersburg.  Officers responded to the scene and located a deceased male.

Investigation has determined that the train engineer observed the male victim on the train tracks.  The engineer applied the train brakes and sounded the horn multiple times before the train struck the victim.

The Major Crimes Division continues to investigate this incident.  The victim's identity will be released after his family is notified of his death.

RLI

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Release ID: 14-330
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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