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CSX crew members killed on Amtrak route near D.C.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Railroad Administration are investing an accident in which two CSX crew members died after being struck last night by an Amtrak train near Washington, D.C.

The incident occurred as the Amtrak train was approaching Union Station in Washington. In a statement, CSX confirmed the people on the track were CSX workers.

"CSX is deeply saddened to report that at approximately 11:50 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, June 27, two CSX employees tragically lost their lives when they were struck by an Amtrak train on the railroad tracks near the intersection of 9th Street and New York Avenue, N.E., in Washington, D.C.," CSX officials said. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of our employees."

CSX management representatives responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The company is withholding the employees' names at this time, CSX officials said.

Amtrak reported none of the train's passengers or crew were injured, according to local news media.

The accident led to major delays of Amtrak and Maryland Transit Administration MARC Camden and Penn Line trains last night. Delays and/or slower trains will continue today, according to Amtrak and MARC service alerts.

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