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Suicide ruled in case of man who walked in front of Amtrak train in Puyallup

Amtrak train hits and kills Puyallup pedestrian

Puyallup Police are investigating a train versus pedestrian at 5th Street Northwest and Stewart Avenue.
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Puyallup Police are investigating a train versus pedestrian at 5th Street Northwest and Stewart Avenue.

A 64-year-old man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak in Puyallup Monday committed suicide, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled.

The man walked across the tracks at Meridian Avenue about 10:25 a.m. and was hit by a train.

Witnesses told police he looked up at the train as it approached but continued walking in its path.

The News Tribune does not name suicide victims.

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