Man Struck and Killed by Train on Red Line Last Week Identified

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A man who was struck and killed by a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line train last Friday has been identified as 21-year-old Edwin Rodriguez of Silver Spring.

Rodriguez was reported missing to Montgomery County Police on Jan. 1.

At 6:14 p.m. Dec. 29, Rodriguez, intentionally stepped in front of a six-car Metrorail train upon its arrival at the Glenmont Metrorail station, WMATA said. The investigation was conducted by Metro Transit Police and the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division.

The Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office will issue the final ruling regarding the death.