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  • Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work

    Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work
    The National Transportation Safety Board expects to conclude by week's end its on-scene investigation of the railroad crossing derailment and explosion in Rosedale. The agency, which has been gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses since the May 28...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

    Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'
    The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned. Roger Sampson, an employee, had lived in earthquake-prone Los Angeles for eight years and felt a quake shake Maryland two...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Girl, 15, killed, three hurt in crash in Belcamp

    Girl, 15, killed, three hurt in crash in Belcamp
    A 15-year-old girl from Aberdeen was killed and three others were injured in a crash in Belcamp Thursday night. The two-vehicle accident was reported to 911 at 8:52 p.m. at the intersection of Brass Mill Road and Mercedes Drive, according to Edward...
  • Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

    Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup
    As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars. Investigators with the National Transportation...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...
  • Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash

    Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash
    The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him. John Alban Jr. told a...
  • Traffic: 2 incidents, including fatal crash, in Baltimore suburbs

    Traffic: 2 incidents, including fatal crash, in Baltimore suburbs
    Two incidents in Baltimore area suburbs, including a fatal crash in Howard County, forced road closures during Thursday morning's rush hour. Howard County Police said that traffic on Business Parkway is closed in both directions due to a fatal...
  • Woman in fatal Elkridge crash identified

    Woman in fatal Elkridge crash identified
    A woman driving a motorized scooter on Business Parkway in Elkridge early Thursday morning was killed after being struck by a box truck, Howard County Police said. Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said in a prepared statement that Brandy Copeland, 26,...
  • Victim of fatal Bel Air crash involving deer identified

    Victim of fatal Bel Air crash involving deer identified
    An Aberdeen man died in a motor scooter accident involving a deer north of Bel Air late last week. Robert Fulton Kleinhen, 68, of Aberdeen, was riding his 2007 Vespa Piaggio scooter north on the Bel Air Bypass around 11:35 a.m. Friday, when a deer ran...
  • Regulators, police to audit trucking company involved in derailment

    Regulators, police to audit trucking company involved in derailment
    Federal regulators and state police plan a wide-ranging review of the waste-removal company owned by the trucker seriously hurt when a CSX train collided with his truck at a crossing. The company, Alban Waste, had been flagged in the past for safety...