April 19, 2011

One person struck, killed by train in Gaithersburg

A person was hit by a train and killed near the county fairgrounds in Gaithersburg today, police said. Police do not yet know the identity or gender of the person who was struck at 1:22 p.m., said Officer Amy Daum, spokeswoman for Montgomery County Police. The crossings at North Summit Avenue and Chestnut Street are expected to be closed through the afternoon, Daum said. The person was hit by a CSX train between Summit Avenue and Chestnut Street, Daum said. A representative from CSX was not immediately available for comment. SOURCE: Gazette

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