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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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December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…


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November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Woman chasing dog in Eugene struck by train, dies

The Associated Press EUGENE — Eugene police say they’re trying to identify a woman who was fatally struck by a train as she chased a dog across the tracks. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the woman died at the hospital. Police said the crossing arms were down, and audio and visual warning signs had been activated when the woman…


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November 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Edmonds may dig big 1.5-mile ditch for trains

EVERETT — The city of Edmonds is considering digging a mile-and-a-half-long “train trench” that would allow trains to roll through the city below grade. That would relieve street traffic congestion, especially for the ferry terminal. A preliminary study indicates the train trench could cost more than $250 million. The Daily Herald reports Edmonds plans to ask the…


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September 20, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Train diesel spill south of Pasco contained

Tri-City Herald At least 2,000 gallons of diesel spilled Friday morning near the Columbia River when a BNSF Railway locomotive hit a large rock that punctured its fuel tank. No diesel fuel was believed to have reached the river Friday from the spill, which occurred about 15 miles southwest of Pasco on the BNSF main line before…


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September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Man struck by Sounder train in Sodo in serious condition

The  45-year-old man who was struck by a Sounder train in the Sodo neighborhood on Wednesday night is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, sustained heavy trauma to his body after being struck at Occidental Avenue South…


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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…


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May 29, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Man hit by train in Shoreline

UPDATE 9 a.m.:  | Gus Melonas, spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns the tracks, said the crew of the southbound train saw the man lying alongside the tracks at the train approached about 3:30 a.m. He said the crew went into an “emergency brake application” but could not stop before hitting the man. Melonas said the man was…


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