Baltimore County Police identified the man who died May 1 after being struck by a MARC train near Essex as Robert Ey of Middle River.

Ey, 26, was walking south on the tracks when he was accidentally struck by a southbound train moving at about 100 mph, a police investigation found. The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near Northeast Creek Road and Schaefer Lane in Rosedale.

Police arrived at 7:18 a.m. and searched the area, initially calling in a helicopter for assistance, police said after the accident. Ey was found and declared dead at the scene at 7:44 a.m.

Passengers on the train were notified of a fatality and transferred to another train.

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