Man struck and killed by freight train in Germantown

A CSX freight train struck and killed a man at the Germantown MARC train station Wednesday evening.

Randolph Garth, 60, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was crossing the tracks at the platform when he was hit by the freight train, according to Montgomery County police.

Police and emergency personnel responded to the train station on Mateny Hill Road around 6:30 p.m.

Garth died at the scene.

The Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County Police Department is still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call 240-773-5070.

Brett Snyder

Brett Snyder is a social media and digital engagement specialist with a background in digital marketing and communications. Before joining WTOP, he worked with Hometown Podcasts and JLS Digital Marketing, with a focus on building and expanding social media pages.

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