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Police say train death appears to be deliberate


Last updated 4/1/2021 at 10:36am

Brian Soergel

Edmonds Police officers survey the scene of a fatality on the tracks just south of the off-leash dog park.

Mary Simmons is still trying to process what she saw late in the day Tuesday, March 23. A trip to the off-leash dog park turned horrific when she witnessed a pedestrian struck and killed by a northbound Sounder train.

Edmonds Police say the death appears to have been deliberate.

"I didn't see the aftermath, but some people I had been chatting with while with dogs did, as they were medical workers," Simmons said. "I only heard the train blow its horn frantically. I turned to look from the beach, saw a figure very briefly, heard a thud, and then train slowed to a stop. I saw the conductor get...

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