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This story was updated at 2:07 p.m. July 1.

Police are still investigating the death of two Wheaton men who died last week after being hit by an eastbound CSX freight train in the area of Garrett Park Station in Garrett Park.

Police said the train’s conductor saw the two men on the tracks just after 11 p.m. June 26. The conductor applied the train’s brakes and sounded the horn multiple times before the train struck the men, police said.

The victims have been identified as Elvin Rojas, 20, of Centerhill Street in Wheaton, and Alejandro Uribe, 19, of Bluhill Road in Wheaton.

Police said the two men were pronounced dead on the scene. Police are investigating the death as accidental. The station is located at 11101 Rokeby Ave.

The train had two locomotives and 27 cars, and was traveling from Chicago to Baltimore, according to CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan.

“CSX is cooperating with the police in their investigation,” Sullivan said June 27.

Capt. Jim Daly, a police spokesman, said Monday that there were no updates and that the investigation is ongoing.



Staff writer Kara Rose contributed to this article.