Two killed by Amtrak train in Washington, D.C.

By Ed Adamczyk Contact the Author   |  June 28, 2017 at 6:43 AM
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June 28 (UPI) -- Two people were struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Union Station in Washington, D.C., the city's fire department reported.

Amtrak Train 175 was approaching the train station late Tuesday as it traveled from Boston and New York. It struck two unidentified people at 11:20 p.m. who appeared to be trespassing on the track, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

A third person was hospitalized, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said, without explaining his or her connection to the incident. The accident occurred about 1 1/2 miles northeast of Union Station, near Gallaudet University.

No one aboard the train, which carried 121 passengers, was injured. The train remained halted on the tracks as passengers transferred to another train, which pulled into Union Station at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Travel aboard Amtrak trains on Wednesday morning between Washington and Philadelphia was suspended until the morning rush hour. The MARC Penn Line between Union Station and Carollton also was suspended Wednesday.

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