By Alex DeMetrick

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It was a death that stretched out over a number of city blocks after a man was struck by a Light Rail train during Baltimore’s morning rush hour.

Six blocks of Howard Street were blocked off by police shortly after 8:30 am. Thursday. The man who was struck died at the scene.

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“It’s a large scene that spans several blocks. We don’t know how the incident occurred. that’s what we’re trying to find out,” Baltimore City Police spokesperson T.J. Smith said.

It’s not known if the man was crossing at a corner or in the middle of the street.

Signs are posted in the area warning cars and drivers to watch out for the trains.

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“When you see a train, you give it its right of way,” Paul Shepard with Maryland’s Transit Administration said. “It takes the driver an extreme amount of time to be able to stop these trains. They can’t stop on a dime.”

Because the accident happened during rush hour, police are hoping the public can help.

“We’re asking anyone that has information, whether it be pictures or video, to forward that information to us,” Smith said.

Police will not release the victim’s name until next of kin are notified.


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