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Man on tracks killed by Amtrak train in Baltimore

A man was killed Saturday night when he was struck by an Amtrak train on the southwestern side of the city near the intersection of Caton and Frederick avenues, Baltimore police said.

An Amtrak official said the victim was walking on tracks when he was struck by the Northeast Regional passenger train at 9:07 p.m. The incident caused the southbound train, with 69 passengers and crew, to be delayed nearly three hours getting into Washington’s Union Station. No one on board was injured.

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Police did not release the name or age of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Across the country, Amtrak says, about 2,000 people are killed or injured each year in grade crossing and pedestrian track incidents.

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