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Woman hit and killed by Amtrak train in Steilacoom

Post by Joyce Chen on March 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
March 22, 2010 10:19 pm

A 20-year-old woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday evening near Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom, according to media reports.

Gus Melonas, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman, told KING-5 News that witnesses reported several young women near the double mainline tracks.

The woman was hit by a southbound Amtrak headed from Seattle to Eugene, Ore. She was not immediately identified.

Steilacoom police chief Robert Drozynski told the TV station that there is a pedestrian crossing in the area with a warning horn, flashers and a rail crossing sign.

The Amtrak train and a freight train were held up for several hours while the incident was under investigation.

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