A 53-year-old man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Sumner Saturday has been identified as Michael P. Tortorete.
Tortorete lived near the tracks where the accident occurred at the Zehnder Street crossing north of downtown.
It’s unclear what he was doing on the tracks when a southbound train hit him about 10 a.m.
It was the first train accident of the year. There were 27 train fatalities in Washington in 2015, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said.
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