1 dead after train and vehicle crash in Beltsville

WASHINGTON — One person is dead after a crash involving a vehicle and a train occurred in Beltsville, Maryland, early Tuesday.

According to Prince George’s County Fire Department, the vehicle was on U.S. Route 1 where it was struck by a CSX freight train after the vehicle went onto the tracks. The crash happened at around 3:40 a.m., officials said.

Prince George’s County police tweeted that the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene.

Two blocks of Baltimore Avenue were affected by the crash but it has reopened in both directions, police tweeted. The truck has been removed, according to WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

According to a CSX representative, the train was heading to Baltimore from Detroit. None of the CSX crew was injured.
County police are investigating the crash.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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