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December 1, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Man killed by Sounder train in Kent

There is not points to locate on the mapA 46-year-old Kent man was struck and killed when he walked into the path of a Sounder commuter train late Thursday afternoon, Kent police report.

The man was hit at about 5:30 p.m. near the crossing of West Meeker Street and the BNSF Railway line, which is used by Sounder trains operated by Sound Transit.

“Warning gates and audible warning signals were working, so we’re not sure why the man entered the crossing,” Police Commander Pat Lowery said in a statement.

The man, who wasn’t immediately identified, was declared dead at the scene.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the man was struck by the southbound train about 50 feet south of the crossing. Seven Sounder and Amtrak trains were delayed by the incident, but service resumed around 6:15 p.m.

 

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