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Driver 'wanders' away from train-pickup truck collision in Edmonds


Last updated 2/4/2020 at 10:22am

Edmonds PD

An 82-year-man in a pickup truck southbound made an illegal crossing on the west side of the railroad tracks in Edmonds early Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, and was struck by a BNSF train.

According to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas, the driver wandered away from the scene.

Melonas said the truck crossed at a BNSF railroad crossing that is off-limits to the public.

Said Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley: "About 1,200 feet south of Dayton Street, the tracks converge and there is an offshoot." The area is near where Shellabarger Creek runs parallel to the Edmonds Marsh.

He added the accident occurred at...

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