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July 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Two train-related deaths Monday in the state

The Associated Press

PUYALLUP – An Amtrak spokesman says a passenger train struck and killed a man Monday evening in Puyallup.

Spokesman Steve Kulm tells The News Tribune that the Amtrak Cascades train was traveling from Portland to Bellingham.

None of the 253 passengers or crew members aboard were injured. The train was delayed 80 minutes.

No information was immediately available on the man who died.

Earlier Monday, an Amtrak train headed to Seattle killed a man on a bridge over the Wenatchee River near Cashmere.

Chelan County sheriff’s Operations Chief John Wisemore says the man was hit after 6 a.m. near the center of the trestle by the train going about 40 mph.

Wisemore told The Wenatchee World  he was a Cashmere man in his 60s. His car was parked nearby at a state Department of Fish and Wildlife public fishing site.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN’-us) says more than 20 trains a day use the bridge. The track was closed four hours for the investigation, delaying three freight trains.

 

 

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