Edmonds woman dies after being struck by waterfront train

The accident scene Saturday morning in Edmonds. (Photos by Chad Emerson)

Updated to include latest ferry information:

A 37-year-old Edmonds woman died Saturday morning after she was struck by a northbound Burlington Northern train on the Edmonds waterfront.

According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Don Anderson, Edmonds police were called to the scene at 5:40 a.m. Saturday. The female pedestrian was found dead on the tracks approximately 100 yards north of Brackett’s Landing on the Edmonds waterfront.

While the collision is still under investigation by Edmonds police and Burlington Northern officials, Anderson said that the train has been moved from the intersections of Main Street and Dayton Street and traffic is flowing normally. “Washington State Ferry traffic via the Edmonds terminal has resumed and boats are loading and departing without delay,” he said. Amtrak customers should contact the rail service directly to confirm whether they will experience delays.

Investigators walk the tracks following the accident.

The reason for the woman’s presence on the tracks, and the cause of the accident, is unknown at this time.

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