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Rail workers Stephen Deal, 20, and Jake Lafave, 25, struck, killed by Amtrak train near Union Station in Washington DC
Amtrak service resumed Wednesday morning between Washington DC and Philadelphia after two CSX rail employees were struck and killed by an Amtrak train shortly before midnight near Washington's Union Station, the train service and the railroad company said.
As the CSX train was heading toward Union Station from Baltimore, an automatic alert indicated that there was a problem with one of more of the train’s wheels.
The two men who died were freight train conductors who got out of their train Tuesday to check out an alert that there was a problem with one or more of their train’s wheels. They died when they were struck by an Amtrak passenger train.
The report shows the the conductor and conductor trainee were returning to their southbound train after inspecting a reported defective railcar when the accident happened.