Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed

One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said.

The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman, said in an email.


The Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene around 6:48 a.m. and confirmed the pedestrian was dead, Cost said.

The CSX train was traveling from Selkirk, N.Y. to Richmond, Va., Cost said. She said the train consisted of three locomotives and 29 cars of mixed freight.

"We appreciate the collaboration of the [Harford] County Police Department; and CSX is cooperating fully with their investigation into the accident," Cost said.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Lt. Fred Budnick, spokesperson with the Aberdeen Police Department, said CSX is investigating and handling the incident.

Trains on the CSX line between Baltimore and Philadelphia were stopped while the accident was investigated.

An Amtrak official said Amtrak and MARC service were not affected by the train incident, which occurred on different tracks that aren't used by Amtrak and MARC trains.

CSX investigators finished at the scene shortly after 8:30 a.m.