- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

SUMNER, Wash. (AP) - A railroad official says a 53-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Sumner on Saturday morning.

BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says they believe the man lived across the street from the rail yard.

The accident at 10:10 a.m. was expected to hold up traffic on the tracks, including the Amtrak passenger train traveling from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, for about three hours.

Sumner is about 29 miles south of Seattle.

Melonas says there were 27 train fatalities in Washington state in 2015. This was the first train accident of 2016.


This story corrects the day of the fatality as Saturday, not Sunday.

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