Man dead after train hits vehicle in Beltsville

The holiday is taking on a somber meaning for the family of a man killed by a freight train this morning in Prince George's County.

BELTSVILLE, MD. (WUSA9) - A man is dead after a CSX train hit his vehicle in Beltsville early Tuesday morning, Prince George's County police said. 

Authorities said the man's utility vehicle was on the tracks when it was hit by a train around 3:40 a.m. in the 11500 block of Baltimore Ave. The train was heading from Detroit to Baltimore and was carrying automobiles.

WUSA9 photographer Michael Fuhr said the company name on the utility truck is Sign Planet out of Deluth, Ga. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. 

 It is not clear at this time why he was on the tracks or why he was there. Police said nobody else was injured in the crash. 


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