Boy struck and killed by train on tracks near West Baltimore MARC station, police say

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A boy died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a train on the tracks near West Baltimore’s MARC station, police said.

The boy, whose age was not immediately provided, was trespassing on the tracks near the station at about 5 p.m. when he was hit, said Veronica Battisti, spokeswoman for the Maryland Transit Administration Police.

People wait at Penn Station the day before Thanksgiving. A train accident in West Baltimore caused schedule to be backed up.

MARC Penn Line train #443 was heading south when the collision occurred, Battisti said, halting traffic between Halethorpe and Penn Station.

As of 6 p.m., service had begun to resume at a reduced speed near the station, although significant delays were expected to continue due to train congestion in the area, Battisti said.