Pedestrian struck and killed by light rail train

A woman died Monday after she was struck by a northbound light rail train on the Central Maryland corridor just north of Lutherville.

Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said the woman was struck around 7:15 a.m. on the tracks and pronounced dead at the scene. Owens said he could not provide information about the identity of the victim or why she was crossing the tracks, but he noted that she was not near a light rail stop when she was hit.

Baltimore County Police Detective Cathy Batton said the woman has not been positively identified. An autopsy will be performed, she said.

Owens said both the Baltimore County police department and the MTA are investigating the incident. He said the MTA has set up a shuttle bus service to transport passengers to different stops along the light rail line while the investigation is under way.

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