Amtrak Acela Train Kills Person Near BWI

LINTHICUM, Md. -- A person on the tracks south of Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport was struck and killed by an Acela train Friday morning, according to an Amtrak spokeswoman.

The train hit the person south oat about 11:25 a.m., Karina Romero said. The train left Boston on Friday morning at 5:10 a.m. en route to Union Station in Washington.

There were 142 passengers on the train and Romero said no one was injured. Romero said the train was authorized to travel 125 mph in the area of the accident and was likely going that fast when it hit the victim.

Two of three tracks in the area were closed while authorities investigated, causing delays of five to 20 minutes.

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