A woman walking along railroad tracks at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park was killed by an Edmonds-bound Sound Transit commuter train Tuesday evening, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported.
According to the Times story, BNSF and Seattle police have not released her name. They’re trying to find out why she was on the tracks, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. This is the 13th such fatality in the state on the railroad’s tracks this year, he said.
The accident occurred about 5:50 p.m., when the northbound train traveling 45 mph hit the female on the outside rails of the tracks. The train sounded its horn, Melonas said, and applied its emergency brakes.
In a separate announcement, Sound Transit said the train was delayed in Seattle until about 8 p.m. while authorities investigated the accident.
You can read the complete Times story here.