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MCPD Identifies the Two Women Killed by Train in Germantown Wednesday Night



UPDATED: 1:56 pm on July 19, 2018. Two adult females are dead after being struck by a train in Germantown on Wednesday night.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the deaths of two adult females fatally struck by a westbound CSX train at approximately 8:28 pm on Wednesday, July 18. Police and MCFRS units responded to the railroad tracks in the area of Waring Station Road and Peach Crest Drive in Germantown.


The two victims have been identified by MCPD as Daianne Peralta, age 25, of an unconfirmed address, and Cristina Segovia, age 30, of the unit block of West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.

According to police, the initial investigation has revealed that the two females were in the area of the tracks when, for reasons still under investigation, they were struck. They succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The investigation also revealed that the train operator had observed the females and had sounded the train’s horn and applied the train’s brakes. Train traffic on the CSX line was shut down for few hours Wednesday night as investigators worked the scene.

MCFRS senior spokesperson Pete Piringer said that eight Fire/Rescue units responded to the scene and located both victims, which succumbed to injuries at the scene. The victims’ identities will be released once family notifications have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

This is latest incident on the tracks in Germantown. On December 31, 2017 a man was struck and killed by a MARC commuter train near the Germantown MARC Station at 19311 Mateny Hill Road. In January of 2015, a 20-year-old man was struck in killed by a train in the same area.

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