Update: Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train Is Identified
The Brentwood man was killed accidentally when he was crossing the tracks.
Update: The family of the pedestrian struck by a train in the early morning hours of March 31 have identified him as Bradford Bacon, 41, of Brentwood and formerly of University Park.
He was crossing the tracks to visit his girlfriend, Deborah Byrd, in Riverdale Park, when he was struck.
His sister, Jessica Bacon, said he did have trouble with his hearing, but police haven't told them the details of the accident.
His memorial is set for Wednesday evening at Paint Branch Unitarian Church from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A story about his life will be posted shortly.
Original Post, March 31: An adult male was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after he was found lying next to the railroad tracks near Rhode Island Avenue and Queensbury Road in Riverdale Park.
Firefighters and police arrived on the scene just after midnight, and after an extensive search of the area, they located the body of an adult male in his 40s in the 5900 block of Lafayette Avenue.
Both sides of the CSX train tracks were shut down temporarily during the initial investigation, Prince George's County Police reported.
The name of the victim is unknown, and the incident is under investigation.