2 Dead After Vehicle & Train Collide In Southwest Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It was a dangerous day on the roads. Two people were killed after a train and vehicle collided at a railroad crossing in Southwest Baltimore.

Linh Bui has more on what happened.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Meantime, Hollins Ferry Road is back open and trains are running.

In the midst of a snowstorm Tuesday morning, a deadly accident happened at a train crossing in Southwest Baltimore.

“When officers arrived, they found a MARC train with approximately 20 passengers on board and a SUV with two occupants,” said Jeremy Silbert, Baltimore City Police.

Around 6:20 a.m., police say a MARC train and SUV collided on the tracks in the 2300-block of Hollins Ferry Road.

The crash was fatal.  The victims were identified as Morgan Fleet, 23, and Wayne Burnett Jr., 38.

“The female driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased on the scene. The passenger was a 38-year-old man. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries,” Silbert said.

Passengers aboard the train were not injured.

Camden line service was suspended after the crash, but it has been restored. Other lines ran as scheduled.

The Maryland Transit Administration assisted passengers involved in the crash.

“They were all accommodated on buses to Dorsey and Camden stations and the trains continued by using the Montclair branch. We’re expecting everything to be working as usual this afternoon,” said Paulette Austrich, Maryland Transit Administration.

There were fewer people on the trains because of the weather.

“The federal government is closed and state has liberal leave, so ridership has been low today,” Austrich said.

Crash team investigators continue piecing the clues together to figure out what caused the tragic collision.

Police say it’s unclear if weather was a factor in the incident.

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