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Aberdeen man, 37, killed by train in Joppa Thursday

A man hit and killed by a freight train while walking on the CSX tracks Thursday in Joppa has been identified as Kevin Scott Street, 37, of Aberdeen.

The CSX train was heading west toward Baltimore around 12:11 p.m., according to Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Street was walking west on the tracks between the Route 152 overpass and the Joppa Road grade crossing and appeared to have ear buds in his ears, Hopkins said. He was hit near the Joppa Road crossing.

"He didn't see or hear the train," Hopkins said.

"The train sounded its horn but initially Street did not appear to hear the train as it approached," Hopkins wrote in a news release. "Street did turn at the last minute but not in enough time to move out of the way and was subsequently struck."

Street was pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m., a spokesman for the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said.

The train was en route to Jacksonville, Fla., from North Bergen, N.J., and included three locomotives and 20 cars, according to CSX. The railroad did not have any more details immediately available on the incident.

The train was held at the Joppa Road crossing for about 90 minutes as CSX Police and the Sheriff's Office investigated. The train did not impede any local roadway at grade crossings, police said.

Street's body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

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