A man was hit and killed by a freight train in Sumner.
The man had been sitting on the trestle at Traffic Avenue and Thompson Street when he was hit by a northbound freight train about 12:40 a.m. today, the Sumner Police Department reported.
The man has not been identified. It was not immediately known why the man was on the tracks.
The investigation was ongoing.
UPDATE: Gus Melonas, the spokesman for BNSF, said the train was heading from Centralia to Seattle.
Employees tried to stop the train after spotting the man.
“Unfortunately it was a fatality,” Melonas said. The incident delayed the train for about two hours. No one on the train was injured.
The incident did not impact morning Sounder or Amtrak trains. The railroad and local police were investigating.