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September 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Woman killed by train in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — A woman has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the woman was walking near BNSF railway tracks near downtown when the train hit her about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. The Amtrak train was traveling from Seattle to Portland. Melonas says BNSF police are…

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August 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Train hits pedestrian on tracks in Mount Vernon

A BNSF freight train struck a pedestrian on the tracks Saturday afternoon in Mount Vernon. Gus Melonas, BNSF spokesman, said the man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. No further information on his condition was available. The man was struck, Melonas said, about 12:25 p.m. at the crossing at Riverside Drive, as witnesses say he was trying…

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June 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Portland man drowned after train hit him on bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say an autopsy shows an 18-year-old man drowned after a train knocked him into the Willamette River. The police said Monday it remains unknown why he was walking on the bridge about 11 p.m. Friday. He was identified as Taishawn Nathaniel Millage. The bridge is south of the St. Johns Bridge.

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October 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Three hit by Amtrak trains in separate incidents since Thursday

In separate incidents in the last three days, three men on or near BNSF Railway tracks in Seattle and Tacoma have been struck by Amtrak trains – two of them fatally. The most recent incident occurred near South Lander Street in Seattle, shortly before midnight Sunday, when a 25-year-old Marysville man was hit by a train. Seattle police said…

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