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UPDATE: Victim Struck by Train in Gaithersburg Identified

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Detectives from Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the pedestrian that was struck by a train on January 5 in Gaithersburg.

The victim has been identified as Mario Ernesto Hernandez, 18 years old, of the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg.  No foul play is suspected.

At approximately 4:12 p.m. on January 5, officers from the 6th District , the Gaithersburg Police Department and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a train on the tracks located in the area of the Gaithersburg MARC station, 5 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg.

For reasons still under investigation, the male victim had been in the area of the tracks when he was struck by a train. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The investigation has revealed the MARC train operator did sound the horn and apply the train’s brakes. The operator has stated the victim had the hood on his jacket up which may have restricted his peripheral vision.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


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Release ID: 15-007
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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