Death of man killed by train in Puyallup ruled suicide

Staff writerDecember 11, 2013 

The death of a man hit and killed by a train in Puyallup Sunday was a suicide, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

The 27-year-old died from multiple blunt-force injuries when he was hit about 9:20 p.m. near 5th Street Northwest and West Stewart Avenue by an Amtrak passenger train carrying 92 people to Seattle, according to police and the Medical Examiner's Office.

The 3rd Street Southeast railroad crossing was closed for several hours as crews investigated.

Amtrak bused the passengers to Seattle.

The News Tribune does not generally name victims of suicide.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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