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Published: Monday, August 19, 2013, 4:28 p.m.

Train strikes, kills man north of Tacoma

TACOMA -- Authorities are investigating the death of a man struck by a train north of Tacoma.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the northbound coal train struck a trespasser around 3 p.m. on Monday. He said three passenger trains face temporary delays as officials on site investigate the matter.
Melonas said the train used its emergency brake but ultimately struck the person on the tracks.
Story tags » Disasters (general)Tacoma

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