Pedestrian dies after being hit by light rail

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An MTA Light Rail train fatally struck a man this morning in the Howard Street corridor, police said.

Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith told the media the incident happened about 8:30 a.m. near N. Howard and W. Mulberry streets. The man’s body was dislodged from the southbound train several blocks later at N. Howard and Lexington streets.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the BPD’s Crash Investigation Team and MTA police are still on the scene investigating.

MTA’s public information officer, Paul Shepard, said they were hoping to have full light rail service restored by noon.

This story has been updated.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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