Unidentified man lying on tracks struck and killed by train in Kent
Posted on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 12:17 pm
KENT, WA – A man died in Kent early Tuesday morning after he was struck by a train while lying on the railroad tracks, according to a police blotter published by the Kent Reporter.
The accident happened on the Union Pacific tracks near Willis Street at about 1:50 a.m. after the train conductor had witnessed a man lying on the tracks and looking at the approaching train.
Despite attempts to brake for the victim, the train struck him at a speed of about 40 mph.
The victim, who has yet to be identified, appeared to be a transient man between 25 and 35 years of age.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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