Individual struck by train near College Park MARC Station

A CSX train fatally struck an unidentified individual Wednesday morning near the College Park MARC station, said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

Police were dispatched in response to a 911 caller at about 7:15 a.m.

The MARC Camden line was temporarily suspended, according to a report from NBC News. However, Brady said it was likely the route would open up later Wednesday.

“It depends on [the police] investigation, unfortunately,” Brady said.

Passengers who usually travel along the Camden line were advised to take the Penn Line, according to the NBC article, and the Metro accepted MARC tickets.

College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn called the incident sad and tragic.

“It’s premature to say what measures need to be taken,” Wojahn said. “My heart goes out to the victim’s family, and I hope we can work to improve the safety on these corridors to prevent things like this from happening in the future.”

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