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November 20, 2013 at 6:43 AM
MARYSVILLE (AP) — A man with a bicycle was struck by a freight train and killed about 3 a.m. today near a crossing in Marysville.
The train from Portland was headed to Vancouver, B.C., and hit the man about 200 yards north of the crossing at 172nd Street, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas.
It’s the 19th fatality this year on BNSF tracks in Washington, he said. There were two other deaths just last Friday at Edmonds and Auburn.
The Marysville accident delayed three freight trains waiting for the track to be reopened about 7:30 a.m.
Melonas says investigators are trying to determine why the man was on the tracks.
October 28, 2013 at 7:05 AM
A Metro bus struck a pedestrian this morning, and the man is dead. We’ll have details soon.
Sun,sun, sun … and then a freeze? Sun is in the offing for today, tomorrow and maybe a bit on Wednesday. But get this: The temperature could drop to near freezing overnight. Yikes! National Weather Service forecast
The Hawks travel to St. Louis for a 5:40 p.m match-up. You can catch the action on ESPN and KONG.
Meanwhile, the Sounders might have ended the regular season with a win, but they didn’t. … They finished with a 1-1 tie against the Galaxy. Big crowd last night though: more than 66,000 fans at CenturyLink Field.
Apparently cheating isn’t just for kids: The state police academy is looking into the circulation of material from an unauthorized study guide containing test questions and answers. The academy is operating as if all tests have been compromised, and all academy tests are going to be rewritten. Academy director Sue Rahr is not happy. Seattle Times staff reporter Steve Miletich has the story.
The Walmart in Poulsbo threw away $19,000 worth of meat as a precaution after a customer found a syringe stuck in a package of sausage Friday. The syringe had no needle and was dry inside. No one was believed to be injured. Police arrested a man Saturday in connection with the incident. The Kitsap Sun has the story.
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October 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The 14 year-old girl hit by a car on a sidewalk in Everett after a car crash near the intersection of 112th Street Southeast and 7th Avenue Southeast has died, Everett police confirmed in a news release.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of the girl’s death, and detectives will continue to investigate, the release said.
No charges have been filed.
October 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM
A man was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train near the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, near the King Street station in Seattle Thursday night, according to Seattle police.
The line was shut down, and Seattle police, BNSF and Amtrak officials were investigating. The line is expected to be shut down until 9 p.m., a BNSF spokesman said.
September 30, 2013 at 6:57 AM
A pedestrian fatality on Interstate 90 in the Eastgate area last night was an apparent suicide, according to the Washington State Patrol.
WSP Trooper Chris Webb said an unidentified woman jumped from the 142nd Street overpass, about 45 feet above the highway, about 9:45 p.m. and was hit by a westbound vehicle.
Webb said the victim was dead at the scene. Three westbound lanes were blocked for several hours for the investigation.
April 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM
UPDATE 4/22/13 | The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the accident victim as Rajat Kala.
A 29-year-old man was killed this morning when his car, traveling west on I-90, left the roadway and landed on its top, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 8:37 a.m. near milepost 22, east of Issaquah, according to a press memo from the patrol. The man’s car, a silver 2001 Toyota Celica, left the highway and landed at the intersection of SE Highpoint Way and SE 79th Street.
The man, alone in the car, had been wearing a seatbelt, the patrol said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name was being withheld pending notification of family.
January 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM
The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff
One of the nine people killed in the crash of a tour bus in Oregon has been identified as a Spanaway man.
Oregon State Police say Dale W. Osborn, 57, died in the crash of the bus that went over a 200-foot embankment after skidding on the icy surface of a rural road in Oregon Sunday.
Osborn’s wife, Darlene Osborn, was injured and is in the hospital.
Crash survivors were retrieving their passports and other belongings today so they can finish their journey to Canada.
State police officers escorted some survivors one-by-one Tuesday to collect their property, which was strewn across a hillside as the tour bus careened down the embankment.
The Red Cross said many of the survivors are too scared to get on another bus, so a nearby car dealer offered to drive them in smaller passenger vehicles. Some were expected to begin the trip on Wednesday.
At least 14 survivors remained hospitalized in three states Tuesday after the weekend crash that killed nine and injured 38 others.
State police and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were expected to finish an inspection of the bus Tuesday.
December 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM
An 18-year-old Washington State University student was killed Saturday morning in an accident on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg, according to KOMO.
April 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM
A 17-year-old female pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles before 1 a.m. today on Interstate 5 and wound up dying from her injuries, the Washington State Patrol said.
The accident occurred in the interstate’s southbound lanes near the NE 145th Street overpass, according to a release from the state patrol.
Witnesses told investigators that the teenager was struck by a semi-truck and passenger vehicles that continued down the highway. The drivers may not have known that they hit someone, the patrol said.
The patrol is asking that anyone with information about the accident – witnesses, drivers or passengers – call Det. Ruth Medeiros at (425) 401-7719.
April 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM
A Tukwila man injured in a traffic accident earlier this week died on Saturday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Ivan Camacho-Nunez, 23, was hurt Thursday when his Chevrolet TrailBlazer slammed into a disabled semi-truck while merging onto Interstate 5 South from State Route 518, according to a State Patrol news release.
Camacho-Nunez suffered critical injuries and died at about 2 p.m. Saturday, the patrol said.
No one else was hurt in the accident. The driver of the truck was placing traffic cones on the roadway when the accident occurred, according to patrol records.
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