2 railroad workers struck, killed on tracks near DC
A train was approaching Washington Central Station when the two workers were struck
WASHINGTON — Two railroad workers were killed when they were hit by an Amtrak train that was approaching a station in Washington.
In a news release, Amtrak says a train traveling from Boston and New York was approaching Washington's Union Station around 11:18 p.m. Tuesday when the two people on the tracks were struck. Railroad company CSX confirmed Wednesday that the two people who died were CSX employees.
Amtrak says none of the train's passengers or crew were injured.
Service was suspended between Washington and Philadelphia while authorities investigated the incident, but Amtrak said in a statement Wednesday morning that service was resuming. Residual delays are expected.
CSX said the names of the employees are being withheld for their families' privacy. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Persons struck by train 1200 blk NY Ave NE. On scene with 2 deceased individuals. Dispatched 11:55 PM.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 28, 2017