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Body found on train tracks in Sumner. Southbound Sounder trains delayed

Body found on railroad tracks in Sumner

A man was found dead on train tracks in Sumner Thursday morning. Police were notified about 8 a.m. about a body discovered on the side of BNSF tracks near Zehnder Street.
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A man was found dead on train tracks in Sumner Thursday morning. Police were notified about 8 a.m. about a body discovered on the side of BNSF tracks near Zehnder Street.

A 38-year-old man was found dead on train tracks in Sumner Thursday morning.

Police were notified about 8 a.m. about a body discovered on the side of BNSF tracks near Zehnder Street.

“Initial appearances look like he has been struck by a train,” Sumner spokeswoman Carmen Palmer said.

Southbound trains were temporarily stopped for the investigation.

Sound Transit said south line train #1516 leaving from Tacoma was being held between Sumner and Auburn.

Stacia Glenn; 253-597-8653
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