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Posted at 2:14 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Pedestrian struck, killed by MARC train

By Washington Post editors

UPDATE:
The 81-year-old man struck Friday morning while crossing the tracks to catch a commuter train in Gaithersburg has been identified as James Thomas Clemons.

Montgomery County police say Clemons, of the 400 block of Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg, was attempting to cross the tracks when he was struck by an inbound MARC train.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


9:30 a.m.
An 81-year-old man, who appears to have been crossing the tracks to catch a commuter train in Gaithersburg, was struck and killed Friday morning, Crime Scene reports.

"Witnesses are saying that the gentleman was trying to cross the tracks," said Angela Cruz, a Montgomery County police spokeswoman.

The man lived only blocks away on Russell Avenue, officials said.

Check with Crime Scene for more details.

Pedestrian struck by MARC train
8:43 a.m.
A pedestrian was struck Friday morning by a MARC train at the Gaithersburg station, Dr. Gridlock reports.

The pedestrian was struck by MARC train 878 at 7:52 a.m., according to Dave Clark, a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration. There's no word yet on the condition of the pedestrian.

MARC is experiencing major delays.

Stay with PostLocal.com and Dr. Gridlock for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | January 14, 2011; 2:14 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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