Randolph Garth, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday night after he was hit by a CSX freight train Credit: Google Maps

A man was struck and killed by a CSX freight train in Germantown Wednesday evening, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue.

The man was hit just before 6:30 p.m. near the Germantown MARC rail station in the 19300 block of Mateny Hill Road, Fire & Rescue spokesman Dave Pazos wrote on Twitter. The man, whose identity was not given, died of traumatic injuries, he wrote.

Pazos said in an interview Wednesday night that the man was not trespassing when he was hit.

Pazos wrote that police were on the scene and train traffic was shut down.

Montgomery county police had not released any details as of Thursday morning and could not immediately be reached for comment.

A CSX spokesperson wrote in an email Thursday morning that that train was traveling east when the man was struck.

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“CSX appreciates the swift response of Montgomery County Fire and Police. The incident remains under investigation,” they wrote.

This story will be updated.
Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com