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Jeff Garrard, 49, was one of two technicians hit and killed when a maintenance vehicle hit him early this morning.
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Jeff Garrard, 49, was one of two technicians hit and killed when a maintenance vehicle hit him early this morning.

By Kate Sheehy

Two Metro technicians have died after being hit by a maintenance vehicle overnight along a metro track in Maryland.

A spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says both technicians were working on the track when they were hit around 1:45 this morning, a few blocks from the Rockville Metro Station.

The workers' names are Jeffrey Garrard and Sung Oh, and both were automatic train control technicians. A spokeswoman says they were struck by a prime mover, a large vehicle capable of moving trains.

Metro safety has been a major concern in recent years. These latest deaths bring the number of Metro workers killed over the past four years to eight.

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