Person struck, killed by train in Joppa

AmbulanceAuthorities are on the scene of a Friday morning crash involving a train in Joppa.

At about 11:30 a.m., reports indicate that a CSX train struck an individual in the area of Pulaski Highway near Joppa Farm Road.

Reports indicate that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other details have been made available at this time.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

Person struck, killed by train in Rosedale

AmbulanceEmergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving an Amtrak train in Rosedale.

At about 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, paramedics responded to the area of Philadelphia Avenue at Patapsco Avenue for a report of an accident.

At the scene, crews found that an individual had been struck by a train.  The male victim saw said to be trespassing on the train tracks.

The man was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

Train 183 was involved in the crash, which was headed from New York to Washington D.C.

Amtrak train strikes ATV in Middle River

Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving an Amtrak train in Middle River. 

At just before 3:30 p.m., paramedics responded to the area of Eastern Avenue and Marshy Point Road. 

Early reports indicate that a train struck an ATV and a dirt bike

Amtrak says the incident involved Northeast Regional train with over 300 passengers on board.

Police say a teen riding an ATV was injured on or near the tracks.

No other details are available at this time. 

30 years ago: Remembering the Chase, MD train crash of 1987

1987_Maryland_train_collision_aerialIt was on this day 30 years ago, January 4, 1987, that Amtrak train 94 slammed into a Conrail freight train in Chase, MD.

In the blink of an eye, 16 people were killed and 175 were injured.

The accident occurred at 1:04 p.m.

Train 94’s speed at the time of the collision was estimated at about 108 miles per hour.

A subsequent investigation would reveal that the Conrail locomotive crew failed to stop at the signals before Gunpowder Interlocking, and it was determined that the accident would have been avoided had they done so. Additionally, they tested positive for marijuana. The engineer, Ricky Gates, served four years in prison for his role in the crash.

At the time, the wreck was the deadliest in Amtrak’s history. It was later surpassed in 1993, during the wreck at Big Bayou Canot in Alabama that killed 47 people.

Below is a 1988 commentary on the crash from ABC’s 20/20.