Update: Police Identify Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Gaithersburg

Update, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.: Montgomery County police have identified the victim as Dwight Nathaniel Demar, 67, of Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg.

Update, 5:15 p.m.: Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by an eastbound Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in Gaithersburg.

About 1:55 p.m., the man was hit near South Summit and Wells avenues, police said. His name has not been released, pending notification of his family, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

UpdatedA pedestrian was stuck and killed by a train early Tuesday in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Pete Piringer.

Tony Carrillo said he was watching trains go by with a friend right before he heard what he believed to be the emergency brake and the train’s horn.

“I freaked out and thought ‘oh my gosh’ this can’t be good,” he said.

According to Carrillo, he heard what he believed to be the engineer yell “emergency.”  Carillo said he followed behind his friend and as they approached the stopped train, a man was lying on the tracks.

“This really hits home,” Carrillo said. “This is why you shouldn’t walk across the tracks when the gates are down and lights are on.”

Original Post: A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon in Gaithersburg, according to a Montgomery County official.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said an Amtrak Train was travelling southbound to Rockville when a pedestrian was struck in Gaithersburg. A passenger on the train with an medical emergency was transported to the hospital.

The CSX railroad tracks are closed between Germantown and Rockville.

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One Response to “Update: Police Identify Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Gaithersburg”

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    On January 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm responded with... #

    people like that are why pedestrians should be punished like someone who drives a car for causing an accident. I hope his family is held liable for some that had to rebook plane tickets

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