A man who was hit and killed early Monday by a freight train in Sumner has been identified.
Roy James Patrick II, 35, was a Sumner resident, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reported today.
Patrick was sitting on the trestle at Traffic Avenue and Thompson Street about 12:40 a.m. Monday. Operators of a northbound freight train spotted Patrick and tried to stop the train.
Patrick died at the scene.
Sumner police were continuing to investigate why Patrick was on the trestle.