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Police Identify Middle River Man Struck by MARC Train

Robert Ey, 26, of the 900 block of Middlesex Road, was struck and killed by the train May 1.

A 26-year-old Middle River man has been identified as the person

Baltimore County police said Robert Ey, of the 900 block of Middlesex Road, was walking south on the tracks around 7:15 a.m. when a train traveling about 100 mph hit him near Northeast Creek Road and Schaefer Lane in Rosedale.

According to a police news release, investigators ruled Ey's death an accident. The accident caused delays for commuters, who had to be transferred to another train.

Many passengers described the moments after the accident to Patch through interviews, emails and .

Ey's death represents at least the. Amtrak recently completed , although the scene of the most recent accident was not a part of those improvements.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Scott May 08, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Sad. But you hint that it's Amtrak's fault for not putting a fence around train tracks. Here's an idea: don't walk on train tracks.
mcgillicuddy May 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Essex man, not Middle River man. Middlesex Road is in Essex. At that point the railroad, or train tracks if you prefer, is the border between Essex and Middle River. http://maryland.hometownlocator.com/zip-codes/data,zipcode,21221.cfm
jennifer friedhoff May 15, 2012 at 09:09 AM
With no other means of transportation some people have to walk. And by walking to go the shortest means possible. But it doesn't mean that it's always safeway. Kids have been known to cross through those tracks to get to school. Amtrak and police know this. They should make it safe for crossing.

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