Amtrak Acela train kills person south of BWI

May 15, 2009 1:36:14 PM PDT
An Amtrak spokeswoman says all tracks are open between Baltimore and Washington after an Acela train killed a person south of Maryland's Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Forensic investigators are in Severn south of the BWI station where the train hit and killed someone around 11:25 a.m. Friday.

The train left Boston on Friday morning en route to Washington. Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero says there were 142 passengers on the train but no one was injured.

She says the train was authorized to travel 125 miles per hour in the area of the accident and was likely going that fast when it hit the victim.

Two of three tracks were closed while Amtrak police investigated.

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