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December 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

BNSF: Man killed when hit by train in Puyallup on Sunday

PUYALLUP — A man is dead after being hit by a passenger train in Puyallup. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said the crash occurred about 9 p.m. Sunday in Puyallup.

He said a northbound Amtrak train struck an adult male pedestrian.

Officials are investigating and Melonas said no further details on the accident or the victim were available.

The accident occurred on a BNSF mainline running between Portland and Seattle.

Melonas says that the tracks were shut down for a few hours after the crash.

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