Man hit, killed by freight train in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a man walking across the tracks between two BNSF Railway freight cars was struck and killed in Seattle.
The Seattle Times reports the incident near South Spokane Street was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday to emergency dispatchers.
No further information about the man was released.
Sound Transit’s first Sounder south train to Pierce County made it out of Seattle, but others were temporarily held at King Street Station. The stoppage affected hundreds of commuters.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says this was the 17th time a person has been fatally hit by a train in Washington state this year.
He says the freight train was arriving from Chicago into a BNSF South Seattle yard.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com