Man Killed by Train in Rosedale: Baltimore County Police

The man did not hear the train, police said.

Baltimore County police ask citizens to stay away from railroad tracks. (Credit: Palo Alto Patch)
Baltimore County police ask citizens to stay away from railroad tracks. (Credit: Palo Alto Patch)
A man hit and killed by a train in Rosedale Tuesday night was found with a stolen ATV next to him, police said.

At 5:48 p.m., police were dispatched to the 200 block of Philadelphia Avenue for a report of an injured person, and instead found a man dead at the the scene, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

The victim is not being identified pending notification of the next of kin, according to police, who said officials believe he is from Dundalk.

Investigators said the man had been standing in the area of the tracks when he was hit by a train.

"It appears that the subject did not hear the train coming down the track at a high rate of speed," police said.

"The police investigation also revealed that the victim was in possession of a stolen four-wheel ATV that broke down on him next to the tracks just prior to the accident," according to the report. 

As a result of the incident, Amtrak service was interrupted. Before 9 p.m., police said trains were moving at restricted speeds in the area.

Baltimore County officials urged citizens to stay away from railroad tracks.

"This accident highlights the danger of people trespassing upon railroad property," Baltimore County police reported. "Citizens are being asked to stay away from all railway property in Baltimore County."
Robert Curry March 05, 2014 at 11:40 PM
It may be a case of "Karma"-if he was also the person that STOLE the ATV, he may have found a punishment more certain/worse than jail!
Dee Ebert March 06, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Being in possession doesn't mean that he actually stole it. Have a heart, he was a father, son, brother, friend and leaves behind many family and friends with heavy hearts, mourning the traggic loss. So No Voter, he did NOT get what he deserved.
Matt March 06, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Even if he stole an ATV, who thinks he deserves this end? RIP.
Kolo Jezdec March 06, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Agreed. Stealing an ATV is not a capital crime in MD. Sure wish people would get the message to stay away from the train tracks, though.
Dwayne Talkington March 07, 2014 at 02:35 PM
Feeling sorry for a person because of their own stupidity isn't going to change the fact he died because of his own actions either. I lived in Chase, MD for 10 years, and lived within 1/2 of train tracks most of my 43 years. I was one of the first people on the scene at the Amtrak wreck in the late 80's in West Twin River/Oliver Beach. So I know a little bit about being around both eletric and diesel trains. Electric engine or not trains are loud. Amtrak trains are not quiet at all, fast yes, quiet no; so I have to disagree with you on that Pete Grosso. A person truly would have to be deaf, drunk, stoned, extremely zoned out or tempting fate to get hit by a train. The last one happens more often than not when it comes to people getting hit, thinking they can get across or out of the way and waiting too long.


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