February 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Pedestrian fatally struck by Sounder train in Puyallup
UPDATE 9:35 P.M.| Puyallup police say a woman walked into the path of a southbound Sounder train with 250 passengers aboard and made no effort to avoid it.
Sound Transit said a train that departed Seattle at 5:40 was allowed to proceed south by 8 p.m. and passengers on a train that departed Seattle at 6:15 p.m. were re-routed onto buses that took them to stations south of the incident.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Sounder train in Puyallup around 6:30 p.m., according to the Puyallup Police Department.
The train hit the pedestrian near 15th Street Southeast and East Pioneer Street, said department spokesman Scott Engle. Police are still processing the scene, but no evidence of crime has been discovered so far, he said.
Lakewood-bound Sounder trains that left Seattle at 5:40 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. were still being delayed as of 7:30 p.m., according to Sound Transit. Buses are being sent to take train passengers to stations south of the train’s Sumner stop.
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