Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to scene of a pedestrian who was struck by a MARC train on Thursday morning. The incident occurred on the CSX railroad tracks in the area of Watkins Mill Rd, north of Metropolitan Grove Station, and between Quince Orchard Road and Game Preserve Road.
According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the pedestrian was declared deceased on arrival and was not transported to the hospital. Rail traffic has been stopped in both directions and the police department is currently on the scene investigating. Approximately 70 train/rail passengers are onboard, all are uninjured. Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps.
CSX RR tracks IAO Watkins Mill Rd (underneath) N of Metropolitan Grove train station, between quince Orchard Road and game preserve Road, pedestrian struck by train, @mcfrs AT708, PE729, PAT708, RS729, ALS708, A708, TR700, SU725, SU729, SU731, BC705 responding
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 16, 2023