CSX train kills 2 people walking on tracks in Montgomery County

WASHINGTON – Two people were killed by a train Wednesday night when they were walking on the tracks in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County police tell WTOP that two people were walking on the tracks near the Garrett Park MARC station in Montgomery County around 11:10 p.m. Wednesday when they were struck by a CSX train.

CSX notified the county’s Emergency Communications Center and two dead men were found when officers responded to the scene, according to police.

Police say the train conductor saw the young men on the tracks, braked and sounded the horn multiple times before the train struck them. Police are investigating the deaths as accidents.

Police have identified the victims as Elvin Rojas, 20, and Alejandro Uribe, 19, both of Wheaton.

Trains frequently move through the area. See video of one below.

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