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Bowie Teen Fatally Struck by Train Wednesday

Mary Gaffney, 17, was struck by a freight train late Wednesday in what police believe was an accident.

Bowie Teen Fatally Struck by Train Wednesday

Bowie teen Mary Gaffney, 17, was fatally struck by a train on the CSX tracks in Riverdale Park Wednesday night, reported the .

According to police, Gaffney was walking along the tracks when she was struck by a freight train at approximately 11:44 p.m.  The incident is believed to be an accident, as the train driver made several failed attempts to warn Gaffney, who was wearing headphones when she was struck.

Paramedics found Gaffney unresponsive on the scene. She was transferred to Prince George’s Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead.

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