Amtrak says there’s been a fatal incident involving two people who were struck while on the train tracks in Washington, DC. A train was coming from Boston and New York. Amtrak temporarily suspended service between Washington and Philadelphia. (June 28)
WASHINGTON — Two CSX rail workers were struck and killed late Tuesday by an Amtrak passenger train in Washington, D.C., officials said.
CSX issued a statement Wednesday that said the workers were on tracks near the intersection of Ninth Street and New York Avenue when they were struck just before midnight. The railroad didn’t identify the workers to respect the privacy of their families.
The southbound Amtrak train from Boston and New York to Washington’s Union Station struck the pedestrians about 11:18 p.m., according to Amtrak.The two CSX workers were found dead at the scene, DC Fire and EMS tweeted Tuesday night.
CSX issued a statement Wednesday saying that management officials traveled to the scene to assist the investigation.
Amtrak said there were no injuries on board the train, which was carrying a crew and 121 passengers. Passengers remained on the train for several hours, but were eventually transferred to another train and taken the rest of the way to Union Station, said Marc Magliari, spokesman for Amtrak.
Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia was temporarily suspended for the investigation, and was expected to be restored by mid-morning Wednesday.
Contributing: The Associated Press, Susan Phillips WUSA.
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