MARYSVILLE — A pedestrian died Saturday after being hit by a freight train in Marysville, according to police.
A man in his early 30s was reportedly on the train tracks around 11:30 a.m. in the 9100 block of State Avenue. An employee of a nearby business tried to warn him, but the man didn’t respond. And the conductor of the oncoming southbound BNSF train attempted to stop, but couldn’t in time.
By the time Marysville police arrived, the man was dead. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s will release his identity, as well the cause and manner of death.
Roads were closed down for hours as Marysville detectives investigated the scene. In a news release, the police department gave a reminder that railroad tracks are private property and subject to trespassing laws — and that railroad tracks are never safe.
“This is a tragic event, and our condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased,” the news release said.
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