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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Puyallup

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 31, 2009 at 6:14 am |
December 31, 2009 8:46 am

A woman was hit and killed by an empty Amtrak train early today in Puyallup.

Puyallup police suspect the woman’s death was a suicide, Lt. Scott Engle said.

The accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Stewart Avenue. The woman was on the railroad tracks and walked into the train’s path. The train did not have the opportunity to stop, Engle said.

The woman, described as white and between 25 and 35 years old, has not been positively identified. Her family has not been notified of her death.

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