Train strikes couple walking dog; 1 dead, 1 hurt

KENNEWICK — A freight train has struck a couple walking a dog along railroad tracks in Kennewick. Police say a woman was killed Monday afternoon and a man was severely injured.

The Tri-City Herald reported that officers say the man and woman were walking with a pit bull-mix dog just east of the Volland Street train overpass.

The newspaper said the dog was injured and taken to a veterinarian.

BNSF Railway officials were assisting police with the investigation.

The couple were not immediately identified.

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