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January 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Teen killed on BNSF railroad tracks near Vancouver

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say the person struck and killed by a train early Monday about 10 miles east of Vancouver was a 17-year-old boy. Officials have not released the name of the Vancouver teen. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says it happened at 2:43 a.m. Monday on the main Columbia River Gorge…

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January 26, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Man in fog struck and killed on Highway 241 near Sunnyside

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE — The Washington State Patrol says the fog before dawn Sunday was a factor in the death of a man who was walking in the middle of Highway 241 near Sunnyside. The driver didn’t see 67-year-old Juan Gutierrez who was fatally injured. State Trooper Erik Magnussen tells KNDO.  The patrol is asking drivers to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Man fatally shot at Federal Way apartment building

UPDATE at 1:45 p.m. Federal Way police have identified the 19-year-old man killed Thursday night as Erik Raul Reynaga. Reynaga’s body was found next to a car in the parking lot of the Crystal Point Apartments, 35328 25th St. S.W., said police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. Reynaga was temporarily staying at the apartment complex, Schrock said. Investigators believe the man was killed…

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January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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January 14, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Washington State Patrol trooper dies suddenly in Yakima

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Washington State Patrol troopers are stunned by the sudden death of Trooper Clayton J. Gocha in Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports he worked Friday but grew sick over the weekend and went to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where he died Monday of complications from pneumonia. The patrol says the 48-year-old served 17 years…

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January 9, 2015 at 7:51 AM

N.Y. woman admits to hit-run deaths of 2 students, one from Seattle

The Associated Press POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A 64-year-old woman has pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run deaths of two college students, one from Seattle, who were struck by her vehicle as they walked along a Hudson Valley road. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Carol Boeck, of Red Hook, N.Y., pleaded guilty Thursday in Dutchess County Court to aggravated…

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January 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Oregon farmer killed by falling hay bales

The Associated Press MADRAS, Ore. — A Central Oregon farmer has been killed by falling hay bales. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says the 76-year-old farmer apparently was moving the hay when several bales fell and pinned him against his tractor, likely suffocating him. Adkins says the bales of alfalfa hay weighed 80 to 90 pounds. KTVZ-TV reports the…

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January 5, 2015 at 8:17 AM

Oregon fatality blamed on SUV passing in no-passing zone

The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Washington County sheriff’s office says a fatal collision on a road near Cornelius was caused by an SUV passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone. The SUV hit a car driven by 22-year-old Maria Lara Martinez of Hillsboro who died Sunday at the scene. The driver of the SUV and a…

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December 31, 2014 at 9:02 AM

La Center High School student killed in motorcycle crash

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — An 18-year-old killed in a motorcycle crash near Amboy was identified as La Center High School senior Cameron Kewitz of Woodland. The sheriff’s office says there were no witnesses to the crash Monday but the motorcycle was apparently speeding too fast for conditions and hit an embankment. The Columbian reports Kewitz played…

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December 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Snowshoer killed in Mount Rainier storm identified

The Associated Press TACOMA  — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says it has confirmed the identity of a snowshoer killed in a severe storm on Mount Rainier over the weekend. The man was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Louis Landry of Puyallup. Park officials say Landry was heading up to spend Saturday night at Camp Muir, a stone…

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