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Posted at 6:19 AM ET, 07/ 9/2010

19-year-old struck, killed by train in Md.

By Mike McPhate

A 19-year-old man who was walking on railroad tracks in Laurel was struck and killed early Friday, police said.

Gerson Ambrocio-Escobar, of Laurel, was with two other young males when a CSX freight train sped toward them about 12 a.m., police said. Ambrocio-Escobar was struck in the back. His companions were able to jump clear.

Ambrocio-Escobar was flown by helicopter to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The trio were intoxicated said Jim Collins, a spokesman for the Laurel Police Department. An investigation in ongoing.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 9, 2010; 6:19 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

He was walking on train tracks and got hit by a train. Shocking. I'm thinking this qualifies him for a Darwin award.

Posted by: Stats | July 9, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

Darwin rocks!!!!

waste of "jet-A" in transporting him to the hospital...

"life is tough -- it's tougher when you are stupid..."

Posted by: kglkgl06 | July 9, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

How many pieces was he in when they flew him out? Usually when someone is hit by a train, they have to scooped up by a shovel.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | July 9, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Too drunk to hear the train coming or too stupid to jump off the track? Survival of the fitest.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | July 9, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Wapo, if you're not going to moderate comments on a story that involves a death, you should not allow comments for that story.

Posted by: Rachelva | July 9, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Where's a moderator for these sick comments?!?

Posted by: venus31 | July 9, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The train was the instrument of his death, what killed him was stupidity.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 9, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Wapo moderator -- and I perceive nothing untoward in the foregoing comments ... about a trio of smelly, drunk, probably illegal hispanic immigrants using a railroad to help them walk a straight line. Anyway, this morning's butchered train-victim is tonight's dinner.

Posted by: kinkysr | July 9, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess, when the writers of the hateful comments above aren't making clever remarks about "Darwin awards," they're attacking members of other races that "don't value human life."

Posted by: Rachelva | July 9, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

My heartfelt prayers and best whishes goes out to the family of the victim of this tragedy.

Posted by: nom22 | July 9, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

ITS FUNNY HOW STUPID KINKYSR IS AND HOW FUNNY THE REST OF YALL BASTARDS ARE ...LOL...PUTTING UP COMMENTS ABOUT A STORY WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS ...LOL...WHAT RETARDS.. FOR UR INFO THEY ARE CITIZENS.. AND BY MAKING FUN OF A DEAD FRIEND ON A COMMENT, BRAVO!!! THATS HOW YOU DO IT ,THATS TELLING THEM OFF..LOL...SHOWS THE INTELLIGENCE THAT YOU ALL TRULY ARE ENDOWED WITH..BUT WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN MORE HILARIOUS...LOL..GET THIS, YOU ALL WOULD NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER HAVE THE COURAGE TO SAY THIS DIRECTLY INTO THE FACES OF THE VICTIMS FAMILY .. SO AGAIN I SAY, I TIP MY HAT OFF TO ALL OF YOU FOR SHOWING US HOW IGNORANT PEOPLE CAN TRUELY BE ... OH AND BY THE WAY IM A PROUD HISPANIC CITIZEN BORN AND RAISED IN THE U.S OF AMERICA..DAMN PENDEJOS AND THERE ARE MANY MORE LIKE ME....PS AND WE ARE NOT THE ONES WHO ARE SCARED OF CHANGE ...

Posted by: SNIPES200 | July 9, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Gerson was a loved friend, brother and son. It is truly saddening to see how people are commenting such rude remarks to such a tradegy. Before posting any offensive remarks, please remind yourself that there is a death involved and how much pain his family and friends must be feeling. Also, before condeming anyone because of their race, think about how we are all immigrants here, except for Native Americans.

Posted by: Laurel08 | July 12, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

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