Man dies after being hit by train near Edmonds waterfront

Edmonds police and railroad officials are investigating a fatal train-pedestrian accident that occurred shortly after noon Tuesday, April 19 near the city’s waterfront.

Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway, said witnesses told police that a man “ran out onto the tracks as a train approached” at the Edmonds depot.

The crew onboard the 61-car freight train bound for Vancouver, B.C., from Portland blew the train’s whistle repeatedly and used emergency brakes to stop the train, which was traveling 32 mph, Melonas said.

The victim was a 43-year-old man from Wichita, Kan.

During the investigation, several streets were closed, ferry service on the Edmonds-Kingston route was suspended and nine trains were delayed.

The Seattle Times, Local News article: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/train-strikes-pedestrian-along-edmonds-waterfront/

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