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Man killed by train in Sumner identified

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
June 22, 2010 1:23 pm

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.

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