Person Struck, Killed by Freight Train Near Overpass in Gaithersburg 

A CSX freight train struck and killed a person in Gaithersburg on Saturday night, a spokesperson confirmed in a statement.

At around 10:19 p.m., a train struck a person on railroad tracks just west of the rail overpass by Quince Orchard Road, CSX Transportation Spokesperson Sheriee Bowman said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded and confirmed the person deceased, she said.

MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer confirmed the incident.

MyMCM reached out to Montgomery County Police for more information.

CSX’s statement:

At approximately 10:19 p.m. Saturday night, a CSX train struck a person on the railroad tracks just west of the rail overpass near Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg, MD. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the scene and confirmed that the individual was fatally injured. CSX personnel continue to support local law enforcement in their investigation of this incident. We appreciate the prompt response provided by the local authorities and extend our thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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