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.

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